The White Tiger: Booker Prize Winner 2008 is a novel written by Aravind Adiga. The book went on to become immediately successful and won the 40th Man Booker Prize. The book talks about a person of restricted class in the society who wants to break free and make an independent life for himself. In the course of pursuing his societal and financial freedom, he happens to encounter and indulge in dark activities, which he proudly justifies by his own words. Balram Halwai, the protagonist of the novel, was born in a small village. In spite of being an intelligent student, he was unable to continue his studies due to his family's financial situations. As responsibilities pile up in Balram's shoulders, he begins to work in a tea shop along with his cousin. By listening to the discussions of the customers in the shop, Balram slowly gets to know about the country's government and economic scenarios. Being an ambitious boy, eagerly waiting to grab any opportunity that will raise him up in society, Balram learns to drive cars. As a result of that, he is hired as a chauffeur. Balram then moves on to Delhi, the country's capital, as a part of his new job. Having never seen a bigger city in his life, Delhi comes as a surprise to Balram, but not in a positive way. Seeing all sorts of corruption, Balram was tempted to practice the same and thus he kills his owner and steals money and moves to Bangalore. In Bangalore he starts a business with his stolen money and becomes rich. The White Tiger: Booker Prize Winner 2008 is told in a dark yet humorous manner, which will reveal the condition of the country's corruption, makes you laugh in its sardonic lines and witness a man who is desperate to rise above in society. The edition is published in paperback, on 24 May 2010. Key Features:
The book is the winner of 2008 Man Booker Prize.
The book made it into the New York Times Best Seller list.