Realist Hieroglyphics: Aravind Adiga and the New Social Novel

  title={Realist Hieroglyphics: Aravind Adiga and the New Social Novel},
  author={Ulka Anjaria},
  journal={MFS Modern Fiction Studies},
  pages={114 - 137}
  • Ulka Anjaria
  • Published 2015
  • Sociology
  • MFS Modern Fiction Studies
In what many consider to be a postrealist age, what are the new modes emerging that reflect a continued investment in representing contemporary life? This essay outlines the contours of a new social realism through the works of contemporary novelist Aravind Adiga. Against the grain of recent Indian writing, Adiga constructs a virulent critique of contemporary social issues. Adiga’s realism is not transparent, but instead raises a set of open-ended questions about the nature of interpretation… Expand
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