The White Tiger:
Department of English
Tagore & Gandhi
• Both Rabindranath Tagore and Gandhi were against the nation-
state – Swaraj vs Suraj
• For Tagore, the concept of India was not territorial but ideational
i.e. India for him was not a geographical expression but an idea.
• His view of nationalism was more about spreading a homogenized
universalism than seeking political freedom for India.
• Gandhi – ‘our struggle for freedom is to bring peace in the world’.
Foreign Awards Winning with,
“Backward Cultural Issues”
The White Tiger
Inequality & Injustice
Creates two different Indias:
“an India of Light and an India of
Darkness.” It is the India of darkness
which is focused by the novelist
articulating the voice of silent majority
trying to dismantle the discrimination
between the “Big Bellies and the Small
Bellies” and created a society based on
the principles of inequality and injustice.
•Two things is that..
• servants are far poorer than the rich—a servant has
no possibility of ever catching up to the master.
• he has access to the master—the master’s money,
the master’s physical person.
Balram is representative of the
poor in India yearning for their
• Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak’s “can subaltern
• How domination and power
exert in subaltern discourses?
Hence with concluding my views on this novel, one can say
that one person can be Servant, Philosopher, Entrepreneur, and
Murderer. While the describing the journey, Adiga gives an
explanation with examples that is also the true fact is going
towards. The desire of the life, do making him/her with every
possibilities. And that’s how Adiga fantastically writes in his novel
with the perception of today’s Indian and how it’s become a root of
the people in this situational nation.