The White Tiger study guide contains a biography of Aravind Adiga, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full. The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga – A stunning literary debut critics have likened to Richard Wright’s Native Son, The White Tiger follows a darkly comic. Aravind Adiga’s debut novel, The White Tiger, won the Booker prize this week. But its unflattering portrait of India as a society racked by.

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I naturally would give more credence to the local author, but 10 years have passed since the book’s publication, and I hope the situation has meaningfully improved. It’s a no-nonsense bulldozing mordant splenetic jackhammer of a story written as a tough slangy page fast-reading monologue. Balram only faints twice in his life. View all 36 comments. I did finish it. This book is engrossing, shocking, humbling and eye-opening but it is narrated in such a way that there were laugh-out-load moments too.

One night Pinky Madam takes the wheel from Balram, while drunk, hits something in the road and drives away; we are left to assume that she has killed a child. The satire as ever satirises the rich and powerful and there is a touch of the Robin Hoods adiba it just. By clicking ‘Sign me up’ I acknowledge that I have read and agree to the privacy policy and terms of use.

The White Tiger

I had no idea how long this would take adifa potentially for ever. Around the Year i View all 14 comments. View all 6 comments.

I do say “family nucleus” because a lucky or successful maid will insinuate herself into the family such tha I don’t know how many people on Goodreads have live-in servants.


It is a story about ambition, corruption, and power — an amazing story about how one person in a country of servitude escapes his own station to become a man.

Balram explains that his own family was almost certainly killed by Ashok’s relatives as arviind for his murder. The genius of the text is that it still manages to create a degree of moral ambiguity: This novel is the story of a servant who was a driver.

Dec 23, Will Byrnes rated it liked it Shelves: He could go inside the five-star hotels he has dreamed about all his aduga and only seen from the outside. Specifically Americanization in India has played its role in the plot, since it provides an outlet for Balram to alter his caste. But I believe the author fails in the creation of Munna alias Ehite Halwai, the protagonist, because his voice is totally out of character with the person.

The novel is written in the first person and is essentially epistolary written to the Chinese leader; I found this way of presentation quite clumsy.

The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga

This whie sma The perfect companion piece to Slumdog Millionaire, and if you didn’t like that movie, you won’t like this book for the same reasons. This book adds another brick to the patronising edifice it wants to tear down. It arrvind opportunity, social mobility, health, and other rights and pleasures that should be given to all. For Adiga, his achievement is capturing a stirring, a glimmer of a refusal by the poor to accept the fate ordained for them by their masters. I really enjoyed reading this book, though at times I found it difficult to continue.

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This book tells the story of the men and women of Fighter Command who worked tirelessly in air bases scattered throughout Britain to thwart the Nazis. Balram begins at the very bottom, without so much as a name; his family call him only “Munna”, or “boy”.


The middle- classes, especially, think of themselves still as victims of colonial rule.

Review: The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga

But also their intelligence impressed me. Over the course of seven nights, tthe the scattered light of a preposterous chandelier, Balram tells us the terrible and transfixing story of how he came to be a success adlga life—having nothing but his own wits to help him along. On another matter, he sneers: This is smashing a guy over the head with a broken bottle of Johnny Walker. Every time I read a cynical work tifer a satire I feel that I have become a bit more intelligent.

Must redeem within 90 days. Sep 11, Praveen rated it liked it. But the moment does not come and we are left with the glare of Adiga’s lighting and his tigerish rage in scene after savage and unsustaining scene. Ultimately, Balram transcends his sweet-maker caste and becomes a successful entrepreneur, establishing his own taxi service. Balram then decides that killing Ashok will be the only way to escape India’s Adiiga Coop. While it might be too reductionist to regard this novel as a simple story of servant abuse, that was where the novel rang the most true to me: When Balram and his employer are living in Delhi, the master lives in a nice apartment in the high rise, while Balram is relegated to a tiny, roach-infested space in the basement.