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The White Tiger

The White Tiger (Paperback)

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WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2008WINNER OF THE GALAXY BRITISH BOOK AWARDS 'AUTHOR OF THE YEAR' 2009'[An] extraordinary and brilliant first novel... Adiga is a real writer - that is to say, someone who forges an original voice and vision.' Sunday TimesMeet Balram Halwai, the 'White Tiger': servant, philosopher, entrepreneur, murderer. Balram was born in a backwater village on the River Ganges, the son of a rickshaw-puller. He works in a teashop, crushing coal and wiping tables, but nurses a dream of escape. When he learns that a rich village landlord needs a chauffeur, he takes his opportunity, and is soon on his way to Delhi at the wheel of a Honda. Amid today's India's cockroaches and call-centres, its 36,000,004 gods, slums, shopping malls, and crippling traffic jams, Balram learns of a new morality at the heart of a new India. Driven by desire to better himself, he comes to see how the Tiger might escape his cage ... through murder.

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Atlantic Books Publication Date: 17/01/2009 ISBN-13: 9781843547228  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Aravind Adiga was born in Madras in 1974. He studied at Columbia and Oxford Universities. A former India correspondent Time magazine, his articles have also appeared in publications like the Financial Times, the Independent, and the Sunday Times. He lives in Mumbai. The White Tiger is his first novel.

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If you insist giving out a prize each year regardless of the quality of the 'crop' that year then you will have winners of very varying standards. It is a well written book,the author knows his craft but it is neither existing nor deep.If only the jury had the courage to say that this year there is no first prize only second and third.

- 13/08/2011
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