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The White Tiger (Paperback)

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WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2008



Balram Halwai is the White Tiger - the smartest boy in his village. His family is too poor for him to afford for him to finish school and he has to work in a teashop, breaking coals and wiping tables. But Balram gets his break when a rich man hires him as a chauffeur, and takes him to live in Delhi. The city is a revelation. As he drives his master to shopping malls and call centres, Balram becomes increasingly aware of immense wealth and opportunity all around him, while knowing that he will never be able to gain access to that world. As Balram broods over his situation, he realizes that there is only one way he can become part of this glamorous new India - by murdering his master.



The White Tiger presents a raw and unromanticised India, both thrilling and shocking - from the desperate, almost lawless villages along the Ganges, to the booming Wild South of Bangalore and its technology and outsourcing centres. The first-person confession of a murderer, The White Tiger is as compelling for its subject matter as for the voice of its narrator - amoral, cynical, unrepentant, yet deeply endearing.

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Atlantic Books Publication Date: 01/03/2012 ISBN-13: 9781848878082  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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We all loved this book ..it is India ..you can smell and feel it. Despite the obvious immorality that is the plot line you can't help supporting the main character..this left me with a dilemma at the end..is it a happy ending? Not for everyone concerned that's for sure.

- 09/01/2016
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