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The White Tiger - Aravind Adiga
The White Tiger
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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... show more
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.

The White Tiger recalls The Death of Vishnu and Bangkok 8 in ambition, scope, and 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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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781416562597 (1416562591)
ASIN: 1416562591
Publisher: Free Press
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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Cyfranek - Cyfrowe Czytanie rated it
4.5 „Biały tygrys”, czyli Indie w czasach globalizacji
Byłem niedawno (po raz pierwszy) w ogrodzie zoologicznym w New Delhi. Chyba dlatego nie mogłem nie powrócić do lektury jednej z najlepszych książek o tematyce indyjskiej. Mam na myśli “Białego tygrysa” Aravinda Adigi. Tak samo, jak główny bohater wspomnianej powieści, i ja odwiedziłem delhijskie ZOO...
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4.5 16 Tasks of the Festive Season: Square 6 - Bodhi Day: Entrepeneurship
I have a suspicion bordering on phobia of pretty much every book being marketed as the greatest thing since sliced bread; and after this book won the Booker Prize, that suspicion / phobia certainly came into play big time here. So it was that it took me almost 10 years, and the discovery that there...
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Flicker Reads rated it
5.0 A fascinating look inside India's present
I love narratives that concentrate on few characters. The main reason is that this naturally allows for greater internal exploration (as did my favorite read of the year so far, The Sheltering Sky). Some books are about events and some books are about people. I tend to favor the latter, like this no...
travelin
travelin rated it
4.0 The White Tiger
It's difficult to overstate the relief I felt, reading this fable after spending Romanian winter with heady, badly printed encyclopedias. It feels as if I've known more than a few White Tigers in my life and would even consider myself a form of one. Not that I, a Westerner, or possibly even most Ind...
travelin
travelin rated it
4.0 The White Tiger
It's difficult to overstate the relief I felt, reading this fable after spending Romanian winter with heady, badly printed encyclopedias. It feels as if I've known more than a few White Tigers in my life and would even consider myself a form of one. Not that I, a Westerner, or possibly even most Ind...
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