The White Tiger: A Novel (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Apr 22, 2008 - Fiction - 304 pages
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A stunning literary debut critics have likened to Richard Wright’s Native Son, The White Tiger follows a darkly comic Bangalore driver through the poverty and corruption of modern India’s caste society. “This is the authentic voice of the Third World, like you've never heard it before” (John Burdett, Bangkok 8).

The white tiger of this novel is Balram Halwai, a poor Indian villager whose great ambition leads him to the zenith of Indian business culture, the world of the Bangalore entrepreneur. On the occasion of the president of China’s impending trip to Bangalore, Balram writes a letter to him describing his transformation and his experience as driver and servant to a wealthy Indian family, which he thinks exemplifies the contradictions and complications of Indian society.

Recalling The Death of Vishnu and Bangkok 8 in ambition, scope, The White Tiger is narrative genius with a mischief and personality all its own. Amoral, irreverent, deeply endearing, and utterly contemporary, this novel is an international publishing sensation—and a startling, provocative debut.
  

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
4
Section 3
15
Section 4
19
Section 5
37
Section 6
63
Section 7
79
Section 8
85
Section 15
167
Section 16
188
Section 17
191
Section 18
195
Section 19
210
Section 20
211
Section 21
212
Section 22
239

Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
127
Section 13
143
Section 14
147
Section 23
249
Section 24
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Section 25
260
Section 26
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About the author (2008)

Aravind Adiga was born in India in 1974 and attended Columbia and Oxford universities. A former correspondent for Time magazine, he has also been published in the Financial Times. He lives in Mumbai, India.

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