Monday, December 14, 2009

The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga, reviewed by Mohit Agarwal

The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga

Reviewed by
Name: Mohit Agarwal (1 years)
School: Lilawati Vidya Mandir Sr. Sec. School, Shakti Nagar, Delhi-7

The White Tiger is a very truly & honestly written account of a SOCIAL ENTERPRENUER, servant, philosopher and Murderer who is a White Tiger among the tigers. While the tigers have become content with the grants of cage, the white Tiger has decided to escape out.

Balram, the son of a rickshaw-puller from rural India is taken out of school at 10 and is made to work at tea shop. While wiping tables here, he formulates a plan to escape.

He learns driving, comes to city and grabs his jackpot when a rich village landlord employs him as a chauffer. As Balram witnesses and lives the spirit of Delhi , it’s now that he sets his goals and decides to achieve them by any means…it even might be Murdering his master!

After all is there anyone who has reached the top without slitting a few throats (directly or indirectly)?

The White Tiger is the uncensored view of ‘real life’ beyond the facades of globalization and human development.

As Adiga puts it: The story of a poor man’s life is written on his body with a sharp pen!

The White Tiger is the unveiling of disparity between the ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’ of the society and an insight into the psychology of two worlds.

Arvind Adiga can be poignant, satirical and empathetic simultaneously with all alertness!

The mix of humor and satire is appreciably captivating. His success in provoking the reader’s empathy is exemplary.

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