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Rooster Coop—Rags to Riches: A Study of Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger

Dr. Kishor Kumar Deka.

Abstract
The White Tiger is the debut novel of Indian author Aravind Adiga (born October 23, 1974). It was first published in 2008 and won the Man Booker Prize in the same year. Aravind Adiga’s novel is a compilation of religious commotion. In the novel, Adiga is not just discarding religious values and its significance but he is presenting them in sarcastic terms.Born in a village in the dark heart of India, the son of a rickshaw-puller,Balram Halwai is taken out of school by his family and put to work in a teashop. As hecrushes coal and wipes tables, he nurses a dream of escape. His big chance comes when a rich village landlord hires him as a chauffeur forhis son and daughter-in-law. From behind the wheel of aHonda City, Balram first sees Delhi. The city is a revelation of a much wider view of thesociety compared to Laxmangarh. Amid the cockroaches and call-centres, the36,000,004 gods, the slums, the shopping malls and the crippling traffic jams,Balram’s re-education begins. But unfortunately there are innumerable evil forceswhich we call ‘corruption’ that exist in countless forms. Caught between his instinctto be a loyal son and servant, and his desire to better himself, he learns some new ways of life at the heart of a new India.The key metaphor of the novel is the ‘Rooster Coop’. This paper is an attempt to analyze how Balram is caged like the chickens in the rooster coop and he, being a ‘White Tiger’, has to break out the cage to freedom.

Key words: Religion, Dark, Dream, Escape, Corruption, Rooster Coop and White Tiger


 
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Dr. Kishor Kumar Deka. Rooster Coop—Rags to Riches: A Study of Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger. JCR. 2019; 6(5): 445-448. doi:10.31838/jcr.06.05.73


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Dr. Kishor Kumar Deka. Rooster Coop—Rags to Riches: A Study of Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger. JCR. 2019; 6(5): 445-448. doi:10.31838/jcr.06.05.73



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Dr. Kishor Kumar Deka. Rooster Coop—Rags to Riches: A Study of Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger. JCR. (2019), [cited August 16, 2021]; 6(5): 445-448. doi:10.31838/jcr.06.05.73



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Dr. Kishor Kumar Deka (2019) Rooster Coop—Rags to Riches: A Study of Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger. JCR, 6 (5), 445-448. doi:10.31838/jcr.06.05.73



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Dr. Kishor Kumar Deka. 2019. Rooster Coop—Rags to Riches: A Study of Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger. Journal of Critical Reviews, 6 (5), 445-448. doi:10.31838/jcr.06.05.73



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Dr. Kishor Kumar Deka. "Rooster Coop—Rags to Riches: A Study of Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger." Journal of Critical Reviews 6 (2019), 445-448. doi:10.31838/jcr.06.05.73



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Dr. Kishor Kumar Deka. "Rooster Coop—Rags to Riches: A Study of Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger." Journal of Critical Reviews 6.5 (2019), 445-448. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.06.05.73



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Dr. Kishor Kumar Deka (2019) Rooster Coop—Rags to Riches: A Study of Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger. Journal of Critical Reviews, 6 (5), 445-448. doi:10.31838/jcr.06.05.73