Columbia University, where I went to study in 1993, insisted its undergraduates learn a foreign language, so I discovered French.
Other quotes by Aravind Adiga
When I was writing 'The White Tiger' I lived in a building pretty much exactly like the one I described in this novel, and the people in the book are the people I lived with back then. So I didn't have to do much research to find them.
Too much of Indian writing in English, it seemed to me, consisted of middle-class people writing about other middle-class people - and a small slice of life being passed off as an authentic portrait of the country.