Thursday, 1 October 2009

The White Tiger

The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga, winner of the man book prize. The novel is set in India, Balram, a chauffeur murders his employer justifying his crime as an act of a social entrepreneur. Balram then recounts his transformation from an honest hardworking boy growing up in rurl india where education and electricity are scarce to a determined killer.

It is the tale of one mans hellish experience in modern India.
Adiga's message in the book is very clear his obvious disagreements with social order in India and his observation that many are sacrificed to the whims of a few. These views are impressively depicted through the voice of his main character, Balram.

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