Trauma Narration in Aravind Adiga’s “The White Tiger”


  • M.Yazhini PG & Research Department of English, Jamal Mohamed College (Autonomous),Tiruchirappalli – 620020
  • S. Akbar Ali PG & Research Department of English, Jamal Mohamed College (Autonomous),Tiruchirappalli – 620020


Ambivalence, poverty, obsession, Indian society


Ambivalence is the concurrent occurrence of conflicting feelings about a person or  something. The term "ambivalence" was most commonly understood by Freud to refer to the  conflict between love and hate, which often took the form of melancholic and obsessional  neuroses. This kind of conflicting emotions for someone or something is called ambivalence. In  addition to feeling torn about society at large, Ashok Sharma, his master, is also the source of his  turmoil in The White Tiger. Through Balram Halwai's persona, Adiga skillfully expresses his  mixed emotions. This essay delves further into Balram Halwa's psychological analysis. The  psychological ambivalence of Balram Halwai toward his master and Indian society is another  factor.


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