1300 187 187
 
The White Tiger : Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2008 - Aravind Adiga

The White Tiger

Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2008

Paperback

Published: 1st March 2012
In Stock. Usually ships in 1-4 business days
RRP $19.99
$16.50
17%
OFF

Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2008, now beautifully repackaged in tandem with Between the Assassinations and Last Man in Tower.

Meet Balram Halwai, the 'White Tiger': servant, philosopher, entrepreneur, murderer. Balram was born in a backwater village on the River Ganges, the son of a rickshaw-puller. He works in a teashop, crushing coal and wiping tables, but nurses a dream of escape. When he learns that a rich village landlord needs a chauffeur, he takes his opportunity, and is soon on his way to Delhi at the wheel of a Honda.

Amid India's cockroaches and call-centres, its 36,000,004 gods, slums, shopping malls, and crippling traffic jams, Balram learns of a new morality at the heart of a new India. Driven by desire to better himself, he comes to see how the Tiger might escape his cage... through murder.

About the Author

Aravind Adiga was born in Madras in 1974. He studied at Columbia and Oxford Universities. A former India correspondent for Time magazine, his articles have also appeared in publications like the Financial Times, the Independent, and the Sunday Times. He lives in Mumbai.

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
The White Tiger
 
5.0

(based on 1 review)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

Reviewed by 1 customer

Displaying review 1

Back to top

 
5.0

Absolute must-read for any human being!

By Tim

from Sydney, AU

About Me Everyday Reader

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Cultural Insight
  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Engaging Characters
  • Foreign Setting India
  • Human Interest
  • Page Turner
  • Suspenseful
  • Well Written

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All readers
    • Everyday Reading
    • Gift
    • Human interest
    • Special Interest
    • Travel Reading

    Comments about The White Tiger:

    Quick efficient service, timely delivery

    Comment on this review

    ISBN: 9781848878082
    ISBN-10: 1848878087
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 336
    Published: 1st March 2012
    Publisher: Atlantic Books
    Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 2.5
    Weight (kg): 0.32