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journalist , writer

Aravind Adiga is an Indian writer and journalist. His debut novel, The White Tiger, won the 2008 Man Booker Prize.

Background

He was born on 23 October, 1974 in Madras. His parents are Dr. K. Madhava Adiga and Usha Adiga. He grew up in Mangalore.

Education

He completed his SSLC in 1990. He secured first rank in the state in SSLC.

Career

Adiga began his journalistic career as a financial journalist, interning at the Financial Times. With pieces published in the Financial Times and Money, he covered the stock market and investment, interviewing, among others, Donald Trump. His review of previous Booker Prize winner Peter Carey's book, Oscar and Lucinda, appeared in The Second Circle, an online literary review. He was subsequently hired by TIME, where he remained a South Asia correspondent for three years before going freelance. During his freelance period, he wrote The White Tiger. He currently lives in Mumbai, India.

Achievements

  • Bibliography:

    The White Tiger (2008)

    Between the Assassinations (2008)

    Last Man in Tower (2011)

Connections

father:
Dr. K. Madhava Adiga - Indian

mother:
Usha Adiga

great-grandfather:
U. Rama Rao - Medical practitioner , politician

U. Rama Rao was an Indian politician from the Madras Presidency. He belonged to the Indian National Congress.

He was a medical doctor by profession and was the founder of a medical journal called Antiseptic along with T. M. Nair. He was one of the co-founders and later president of the Indian Medical Association. He served as a councilor in the Madras Corporation and in 1927 became a member of the Madras Legislative Council. He played a significant role in setting up the Madras Music Academy and served as its president in 1935. He was also nominated to the upper house of the Central Legislature of British India - the Council of States. During 1937-45, he served as the chairman of the upper house of the Madras legislature. His son U. Krishna Rau was also a doctor and politician. Rama Rau is also the great grandfather of Arvind Adiga.