Sunday, April 26, 2009

'Indian writers in India don't get the respect Indian writers in America get'

Aravind Adiga's The White Tiger, the Man Booker Prize-winning novel about class tensions in India has been optioned for a film adaptation by a distinguished Hollywood producer. The paperback edition of the book continues to be among the top 15 books in The New York Times bestseller list; last week it was number 13. And soon Adiga will have his new book published by Simon & Schuster who also was behind his first book.

Called Between the Assassinations, a novel in stories, it deals with the themes that worry Adiga - social inequities, challenges from fundamentalists and threats to freedom of expression and Indian democracy. An interview on rediff.

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