India and China are poised to take over the world and Balram Halwai is leading the charge. Balram is a newly minted entrepreneur who has risen through the social and economic ranks of India’s rigid caste system to become the owner and boss of his own taxi company. He is a prime example of India’s new middle class. The satirical narrative of how he achieved his success is told in seven installments to the premier of China, Wen Jiabao, who is due to make a state visit to India. Balram shares his story with the premier and, in doing so, points out the flaws and problems that face India currently and in the future. In this darkly humorous first novel, Aravind Adiga, the recipient of the 2008 Man Booker Prize, warns India to be careful. Global technology and the explosion of call centers have created a slippery path. While some parts of India are growing richer, other parts are sinking equally in the other direction. Adiga explores the viability and strength of India’s future.
This Bookclub-in-a-Box PDF discussion guide (87 pages) for Aravind Adiga's novel The White Tiger includes:
• Novel synopsis
• Author information
• Character analysis
• Focus points and themes
• Writing style and structure
• Important quotes from the novel
• Book club discussion questions
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