Analysis Of The White Tiger By Aravind Adiga

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The White Tiger, winner of the 40th man Booker prize, is the debut novel of Aravind Adiga. It is narrated by Balram Halwai, son of a rickshaw-puller, born in the village of Laxmangarh. He as such belongs to the marginalized and unprivileged section of the society. However, he has got a venturing approach towards life and as a result he stands on a vantage position to comment In and analyze the predicaments that are a part and parcel of the Indian Society. His is an idiosyncratic point of view and narration. He reiterates how the corruption in society undid him initially and how he used corruption as a tool to carve his way towards being a successful entrepreneur. In the process however, he becomes morally bankrupt. THE NOVEL:
The novel is written in the form of a seven part narrative letter addressed to Wen Jiabao, the Chinese Premier, who is scheduled to visit Bangalore to learn about Indian entrepreneurship. The White Tiger (Balram Halwai) takes up the task of conveying the true facts about Indian entrepreneurship. He asserts that the American books on entrepreneurship are "so yesterday" and he is "tomorrow"(6). He proclaims that he is a "self-taught entrepreneur"(6). However, in this process of self-learning and self-teaching, the society as he beholds it, plays a crucial role and he inevitably becomes corrupt.
As Adiga states in an interview, it is corruption along with some other issues that are "...holding us(the Indians) back...". Balram Halwai is a victim and
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