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THE WHITE TIGER

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

What makes an entrepreneur in today's India? Bribes and murder, says this fiercely satirical first novel. Balram Halwai is a thriving young entrepreneur in Bangalore, India's high-tech capital. China's Premier is set to visit, and the novel's frame is a series of Balram's letters to the Premier, in which he tells his life story. Balram sees India as two countries: the Light and the Darkness. Like ... Read full review

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This so an amazing book, I felt sad once I finished it, I wanted more and more, I loved it from the beginning through the end

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Gr8 novel .....must read for those who wanna feel of other side of India, those who are neglected and nothing to gain from policies currently followed by Indian government.

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A nice book which binds you while reading and you will remain intrested to know what nest is comming. And the style is very good.

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I did'nt know what to expect from the book when I started it. But the author has a certain way around his readers. The story gradually turns into such a thriller. The protagonist starts off as a village boy, who works as a driver for a rich family. And in the end he ends up killing his employer and becoming a rich transporter. Such agony of our police system, no one doubts his source of money. This book is a mirror to my country. It has only two classes the rich and the poor. Such pitty.
Such an off bit novel. Such a lovely writing.
 

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Fascinating book about a lower caste Indian trying to become an entrepreneur....12/05/2010 on Kindle

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Absorbing right from the opening lines. The begining pages (available on the net) reminds me of Bibhuti Bhushan's Bengali novel "Pather Pachali " (cast into celloloid by Shatyajit Roy), because - the tale of 'The White Tiger' , too starts from a poverty striken, down trodden Indian Village .... Adiga has composed a great novel... 

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The White Tiger is the story of Balram Halwai ; a muderous psycopath , a friend, a pholospher and an entrepreneur. He is different things from different point of views. A man who has found a way to break through the cursed Rooster Coop. in India. It tells the story of the lines between A Master and A Servant, and the subsequent consequences of what happens when these lines are blurred or crossed. Its a story of how the protagonist, after escaping the Rooster Coop. hid in the bright lights of Bangalore, when they (the law, the police) were searching for him in the darkness of his village in some remote corner of North India.more importantly its a story of how a servant became a master.
I would reccomend this book to anyone who wants to explore further into the unchartered territory of unorthodox literature. The book is awe inspiring. There is a lot for everyone to take away from the book; lessons, morals, questions and answers. A very memorable book. Something U would not forget in your lifetime.
 

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