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The White Tiger: Booker Prize Winner 2008

The White Tiger: Booker Prize Winner 2008

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About The White Tiger

The White Tiger is a novel that has been well-received, and has made its way in the New York Times bestseller list, winning the Man Booker Prize and having a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. It is a debut novel by the Indian author Aravind Adiga. This book makes for a very interesting read because of the author’s descriptive narration that keeps you engrossed. If you constantly seek nerve-gripping novels this fiction book, on Junglee will be a great buy as it enthralls you with its quick pace.

The White Tiger is a book that entertains the readers and leaves a strong impact. It talks about how Balram, the son of a rickshaw puller was forced out of school and made to work at a teashop. Even as he unwillingly undertakes the routine chores, his heart weaves a path of escape. His dream starts becoming a reality when a rich landlord hires him as a driver for his son and his family of his daughter-in-law, and their two Pomeranian dogs. Read the story of Balram Halwai and how he rises from poverty, ending up as a wealthy businessman in Bangalore. The White Tiger is the story of struggle, spilling of blood and a corrupt system. The journey of Balram Halwai born in Laxmangarh is a journey from the paths of darkness to great entrepreneurial success, written in the background of a growing India. Brilliantly woven and deeply endearing, this book, spread over 328 pages is bound to leave a powerful and unforgettable impression in the mind of the one reading it.

The White Tiger was published by HarperCollins India in English and comes in a paperback binding. It was published on May 24, 2010, and was extremely praised for the bold portrayal of a growing India and how a poor makes his way through the dirt of his village to the buildings of Bangalore. This book can be bought online with the help of the ISBN 10- 8172238479 and ISBN 13- 9788172238476 numbers. This is one of the best fiction books you will come across on Junglee. Compare deals offered by various sellers on this book and make an informed decision.

Overview: The White Tiger: Booker Prize Winner 2008

First published in 2008, The White Tiger is a novel that explores the myriad obstacles faced by the deprived sections of society in India, in the context of globalisation. Through the eyes of Balram Halwai, the protagonist, the reader gets a detailed insight into how corruption, poverty and caste inequalities plague India's welfare. The novel traces the journey of Balram Halwai, a village boy who migrates to Delhi to become a chauffeur to a wealthy landlord. He eventually, murders his master, steals his money and goes to Bangalore to start his own successful taxi service. Through Balram's eventual success in the story, the author has tried to represent the future of India, where the nation is envisioned to overcome its deeply entrenched challenges of poverty, unemployment and inequality. The novel is a commendable attempt by Aravind Adiga to capture the voice of the Indian underbelly in an unbiased manner. The White Tiger is highly acclaimed by both critics and readers, and has also made the New York Times bestsellers list. Moreover, it received the prestigious Man Booker Prize in 2008. Aravind Adiga was the second youngest author to win this award at the age of 33. Aravind Adiga is an Australian author of Indian origin. He was born in Chennai but soon moved to Australia where he finished his schooling. He studied English literature at the prestigious Columbia University and pursued his masters from Oxford University. In his journalism career, he has worked with reputed publications such as Time Magazine. His other notable works include Between the Assassinations, a collection of short stories and Last Man in Tower, published in the UK in 2011. This paperback novel can be ordered online with the ISBN umber 10 of 8172238479.

Features: The White Tiger: Booker Prize Winner 2008

  • Fiction
Product Details
Language English
Publication Date May 24, 2010
Publisher Harpercollins
Contributor(s) Aravind Adiga
Binding Paperback
Book Volume 1
Page Count 328
ISBN 10 8172238479
ISBN 13 9788172238476
Dimensions and Weight
Product Dimensions 13.2 cm x 2.1 cm x 19.8 cm
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  1.  The book has got essence, message and entertainment 13 July, 2014 On
    I was little withdrawn to read this book as I thought this to be a just a waft of great luck that would have gotten the author a Booker Award. Having such thoughts I decided to read this book and this book unwound like a movie in front of me.
    I liked the narration style of the author , the style has got good mix of satire and sense of humor. Starting till end the author engages you completely.
    I am not sure if this has a universal appeal because the context of the book is pretty much tied to India, Indian culture,politics, social economic panorama.
    The author has been successful in depicting Indian social layers, the disparity in society , the divide of rich and poor and the very rich and the very poor is so apparent from his writing and he does portrays this difference very well.
    This book is emotional , dramatic, a thriller and a murder mystery.
    I loved the way the author has used certain idioms which I have never ever heard like "Dipping the Beak in to something", People from Darkness.
    The author is in fact hilarious at certain places and satire seems to be his forte. He has been able to bring forth a philosophical metaphor that drew my attention a not. The Rooster Coop concept I liked the most and why I liked because I agreed to it and its magnitude in Indian context, The author has been successful in judging and describing the psychology of a common man in India and specially coming from darkness in his worlds. The Rooster Coop concept is something like an Idea that would have sufficed him to be as the great observational being and great author.
    I like the dialogue when he says that "Japanese invented cell phone to destroy the balls and brains of the white people.
    The story is long and you will fell drawn to it and I have tried my best not to insinuate anything about the story that would have spoiled your reading. So go Read this.
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