The White Tiger
Booker Prize Winner 2008
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Balram Halwai’s seven acerbic letters to the Chinese Premier representing himself as ‘tomorrow’ combines humor and pathos to tell the story of Modern India and its insecurities. Recounted in the first person account, The White Tiger launched Aravind Adiga into literary fame, winning him the Man booker Prize as a debut novelist. Summary Of The Book The white tiger is an animal that is foremost a representation of power and individuality, and in a country of over 1.22 billion people, Aravind Adiga chose Balram Halwai - the son of a rickshaw puller who becomes a successful entrepreneur - to take on this mantle. But Halwai’s story isn’t a didactic impression of the rags to riches fable; it’s a muddy first person account in which he confesses to crimes and amoral cunning used to rise above the ‘Darkness’ to become a successful entrepreneur. Halwai’s journey begins in the ‘Darkness’, where Halwai is born into a lower caste family and is categorically thrown into the unsympathetic whorls of servitude. However this white tiger decides to throw off his banal enslavement. So he learns to drive and moves to New Delhi as a chauffeur. His master’s involvement with corruption finally drives him to murder and theft, among other crimes.  He then travels to Bangalore with a bag of cash stolen off his deceased employer, where amongst the sassy metropolitans he starts his taxi service. He is now the satiated entrepreneur; the owner of a successful business with statutory bribes, and the freedom he so coveted. Halwai tells the story of his life, exonerating himself from his crimes by rationalizing the pursuit of freedom that has begotten him a taxi service and an elevated rank. A darkly humorous novel, The White Tiger provides a distinctly contemporary voice to the India that is far from its rigor of economic progress and resides in the hearts of the marginalized. The White Tiger has been hailed for its uncompromising stance on removing notions of a generic India and engaging themes of globalization, freedom and individuality. First published in 2008, it not only earned Aravind Adiga the Man Booker Prize the same year but also made it to the New York Times bestseller list selling over 200,000 copies. The novel is to be adapted to a movie. About Aravind Adiga Aravind Adiga is an Indian writer and journalist. His other books are Between the Assassinations in 2009, Last Man in Tower in 2011 and also a few short stories like The Elephant, Smack, and Last Christmas in Bandra. He was born in Chennai in 1974. He studied at Canara High School, and St. Aloysius High School in Mangalore. He studied English literature at Columbia University in New York and later at Oxford. Aravind Adiga, at the age of 33, became the second youngest winner of the Man Booker Prize for The White Tiger, his first novel. Adiga began his tryst with the medium of writing as a journalist; first interning at the Financial Times and worked at TIME magazine as a South Asia correspondent for three years.

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
BindingPaperback
EAN9788172238476
EditionLatest
ISBN8172238479
Height780 mm
Length520 mm
Width83 mm
Weight53 g
LanguageEnglish
Language TypePublished
Number Of Pages328
Package Quantity1
Product GroupBook
Publication Date2009-11-03
PublisherHarperCollins
StudioHarperCollins
Sales Rank361
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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  • The author associated with The White Tiger: Booker Prize Winner 2008 is Aravind Adiga.
  • The EAN for The White Tiger: Booker Prize Winner 2008 is 9788172238476.
  • The edition for The White Tiger: Booker Prize Winner 2008 is Latest.
  • The ISBN for The White Tiger: Booker Prize Winner 2008 is 8172238479.
  • The height for The White Tiger: Booker Prize Winner 2008 is 780 mm.
  • The length for The White Tiger: Booker Prize Winner 2008 is 520 mm.
  • The width for The White Tiger: Booker Prize Winner 2008 is 83 mm.
  • The weight for The White Tiger: Booker Prize Winner 2008 is 53 g.
  • The language for The White Tiger: Booker Prize Winner 2008 is English.
  • The legal disclaimer for The White Tiger: Booker Prize Winner 2008 is he 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.
  • The binding of The White Tiger: Booker Prize Winner 2008 is Paperback.
  • The number of pages for The White Tiger: Booker Prize Winner 2008 are 328.
  • The quantity for The White Tiger: Booker Prize Winner 2008 in a package is 1.
  • The White Tiger: Booker Prize Winner 2008 is grouped in Book group of products.
  • The publication date for The White Tiger: Booker Prize Winner 2008 is 2009-11-03.
  • The publisher for The White Tiger: Booker Prize Winner 2008 is HarperCollins.
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  • The sales rank for The White Tiger: Booker Prize Winner 2008 is 361.
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