The White Tiger
Booker Prize Winner 2008

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Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2008 Meet Balram Halwai, the 'white tiger': servant, philosopher, entrepreneur, murderer… Born in a village in the dark heart of India, the son of a rickshaw puller, Balram is taken out of school and put to work in a teashop. As he crushes coal and wipes tables, he nurses a dream of escape. His big chance comes when a rich landlord hires him as a chauffeur for his son, daughter-in-law, and their two Pomeranian dogs. From behind the wheels of a Honda, Balram sees Delhi and begins to see how the Tiger might escape his cage. For surely any successful man must spill a little blood on his way to the top? The White Tiger is a tale of two Indias. Balram's journey from the darkness of village life to the light of entrepreneurial success is utterly amoral, brilliantly irreverent, deeply endearing and altogether unforgettable.

AuthorAravind Adiga
Height780 mm
Length520 mm
Width83 mm
Weight53 g
Language TypePublished
Number Of Pages328
Package Quantity1
Product GroupBook
Publication Date2009-11-03
Sales Rank1276
Legal Disclaimerhe White Tiger: Booker Prize Winner 2008 is a novel written by Aravind Adiga. The book went on to become immediately successful and won the 40th Man Booker Prize. The book talks about a person of restricted class in the society who wants to break free and make an independent life for himself. In the course of pursuing his societal and financial freedom, he happens to encounter and indulge in dark activities, which he proudly justifies by his own words. Balram Halwai, the protagonist of the novel, was born in a small village. In spite of being an intelligent student, he was unable to continue his studies due to his family's financial situations. As responsibilities pile up in Balram's shoulders, he begins to work in a tea shop along with his cousin. By listening to the discussions of the customers in the shop, Balram slowly gets to know about the country's government and economic scenarios. Being an

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