The White Tiger


Author: Aravind Adiga

9788172238476 | PB | pp. 328 | 2009 | HarperCollins

The White Tiger is a compelling and darkly humourous tale about how Balram journeys from the darkness of village life to entrepreneurial success.

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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.

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About the Author

The author was born in 1974 in Madras (now called Chennai) and grew up in Mangalore in the south of India. He was educated at Columbia University in New York and Magdalen College, Oxford. His articles have appeared in publications such as The New Yorker, The Sunday Times, The Financial Times, and the Times of India. The White Tiger is his first novel and it won the Man Booker Prize for fiction in 2008. He is also the author of Between the Assassinations (2010), Last Man in Tower (2011), and Selection Day (2016), which was adapted into a Netflix series in 2018.


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