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The Resource The White Tiger

The White Tiger

Label
The White Tiger
Title
The White Tiger
Statement of responsibility
Aravind Adiga
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2008 Balram Halwai is the White Tiger - the smartest boy in his village. His family is too poor for him to afford for him to finish school and he has to work in a teashop, breaking coals and wiping tables. But Balram gets his break when a rich man hires him as a chauffeur, and takes him to live in Delhi. The city is a revelation. As he drives his master to shopping malls and call centres, Balram becomes increasingly aware of immense wealth and opportunity all around him, while knowing that he will never be able to gain access to that world. As Balram broods over his situation, he realizes that there is only one way he can become part of this glamorous new India - by murdering his master. The White Tiger presents a raw and unromanticised India, both thrilling and shocking - from the desperate, almost lawless villages along the Ganges, to the booming Wild South of Bangalore and its technology and outsourcing centres. The first-person confession of a murderer, The White Tiger is as compelling for its subject matter as for the voice of its narrator - amoral, cynical, unrepentant, yet deeply endearing
Summary
When he relocates to New Delhi to take a new job, Balram Halwai is disillusioned by the city's materialism and technology-spawned violence, a circumstance that forces him to question his loyalties, ambitions, and past
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
Man Booker Prize, 2008.
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249926
Cataloging source
DLC
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Aravind Adiga
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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Fiction / Literary
Target audience
adult
Label
The White Tiger
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300009173
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781848870987
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The White Tiger
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300009173
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781848870987
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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