Lesser Known Facts About Aravind Adiga

Aravind Adiga is an Indo-Australian writer and journalist. His debut novel, The White Tiger, won the 2008 Man Booker Prize. Born on 23rd October 1974, he made quite a name for himself. here are a few facts about him.

  • Adiga was born in Madras, India in 1974 to Dr. K. Madhava Adiga and Usha Adiga. He was partly raised in Australia.

  • Brought up in Mangalore, he completed his schooling from Canara High School and St. Aloysius High School. He completer SSLC in the 1990 ranking first in the state.

  •  He was educated in English literature at Columbia and Oxford Universities.

  • Aravind Adiga began his journalistic career as a financial journalist, interning at the Financial Times.

  • Adiga covered the stock market and investment, interviewing, amongst others, Donald Trump.

  • Aravind Adiga’s debut novel, The White Tiger, won the 2008 Booker Prize. He is the fourth Indian-born author to win the prize, after Salman Rushdie, Arundhati Roy, and Kiran Desai and V. S. Naipaul.

  • The White Tiger’s Indian hardcover edition sold more than 200,000 copies.

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