The White Tiger: Booker Prize Winner 2008


Aravind Adiga



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Publication Year 2009


ISBN-10 8172238479

Paper Back

Number of Pages 328 Pages
Language (English)
Dimensions (Cms) 12.8 x 2.1 x 19.8
Weight (grms) 245

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.

Aravind Adiga

Aravind Adiga was born in 1974 in Chennai and grew up in Mangalore. He was educated at Columbia University in New York and Magdalen College, Oxford. His first novel, The White Tiger, won the Man Booker Prize for Fiction in 2008. He is also the author of Last Man in Tower.