The White Tiger

To sum up as shortly as possible, The White Tiger, written by Indian born author Aravind Adiga tells the story of a Bangalore based entrepreneur from his point of view. He writes in letter form, to the Chinese prime minister Wen Jiabao, who will be visiting Bangalore in the near future. He wishes to inform the Prime Minister on how to be an entrepreneur in India is, and states that the people of China are in need of more entrepreneurs. The main character Balram Halwai, also known as ?The White Tiger? writes about his experiences growing up in the ?darkness?, the villages near the river Ganges. He tells about how he rose from being the son of a rickshaw-puller to becoming the head of his own firm.

 

I have read the first two parts of the book, and my impression so far is that Aravind (the author) definitely has done his research. The attention to detail in his writing is exquisite; he hasn?t missed a single thing. I can however question how much of the detail included is relevant, but I suppose it only gives me as a reader a broader understanding of the culture and situation.  I have yet to see exactly where Balram is going with writing such extensive letter to a Prime Minister who most likely won?t even see it. But as mentioned, what the outcome of the letter will be remains to be seen.            

 

6 kommentarer

Ann S. Michaelsen

17.01.2014 kl.14:44

Yes that is true, what the outcome of the letter will be remains to be seen, or not? Look forward to hearing what you think when you have read the whole book.

Ashley

10.03.2014 kl.14:53

As I read more and more of your summary, I became more and more interested. You added phenomenal detail and got straight to the point of the book. It now seems interesting to me! I might have to give it a look.

Ashley

10.03.2014 kl.14:56

As I read more and more of your summary, I became more and more interested. You added phenomenal detail and got straight to the point of the book! It sounds interesting to me now that I've read what you have to say about it. I might have to give it a look!

MaKenna

10.03.2014 kl.15:34

This book sounds very interesting and its really great it is written by an indian author... it seems like a really good insight to the culture.

AkierahP

10.03.2014 kl.16:53

Would you recomend this to other kids your age?

Jack

10.03.2014 kl.16:56

Hey leah, im jack crozier from joliet west high school. This is a very intresting topic, your summary and description of this book makes me wanna go read ita littlebit, thanks of rht e great summary of the book! great job!

leahsinternationalenglish

18.03.2014 kl.12:21

AkierahP: I would recommend this to anybody who finds this kind of topic interesting, iit's a great book :)

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