The White Tiger – Aravind Adiga

What to say about a book which has already proved itself by winning most prestigious award, Booker Man Prize for 2008. The book was not in the lime light before it was nominated for the award, and the reason was the author Aravind Adiga who is very new as an author. This is his first book which is got published. He is now among very few Indian authors who won this award.


This is a story about a simple boy Balram Halwai from Bihar, about his struggle, dreams, failure, success and crimes. How he changed his life and became an employer from a servant.

The best thing about the book is the style of presentation. He wrote very ordinary incidents of our daily life in a very extra ordinary way. When you read it, you feel that you see these things happening around in daily routine life, but you never imagined that some body could write them so marvelously.

 It’s the truth which is said in very unconventional manner. It is a blow on the Indian political and bureaucratic system which is utterly corrupt right from its roots, but in the form of a story which is also very amusing occasionally.

I don’t want to write much about the story and would like you to read this; this is the best I read in recent time. I trust you will enjoy and appreciate that he could write down such a nice novel in his first shot.

Aravind’s next (Between the Assassinations) is also in the markets now; I hope to read the same kind of great novel again.

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One Commentto The White Tiger – Aravind Adiga

  1. Rishi says:

    Why has he named it as ‘White Tiger’? ..What does this title actually signify ? .. After your review I am eager to read this book now as I was really very careful about getting these award winning books. I tried Mid Night Children and then God of Small Things .. both were totally uncomprehending for me :)).

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