THE WHITE TIGER
THIS BOOK HAS WON THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE FOR THE YEAR 2008.
The book opens with the musings Balram Halwai has with Mr Premier, his excellency, and Wen Jiabo of beijing through a letter. His story is being narrated through these letters. Balram halwai ,the central character of the story, is looking for a job in the beginning of the story.he gets a job as a driver in landlords house.He also gets an oppurtunity to stay away from the village chaos and accompany his master Mr.Ashok and his wife Pinky to Delhi for three months .There he sees how big the city has been exploited over the years.One night it so happened that Pinky madam drives the car and she hit a child on the road .But in Delhi the case ws different. For a death caused by a master the driver had to face the consequence (go to jail).
Later in the story Mr.Ashok’s wife leaves him and go back to her house .This is the time when everything changes, including Balram’s innocent master –Ashok.He gets exploited. For the driver too it’s the same fate.In the end balram murders his master.
I liked this book because of the special way Adiga uses to exhibit facts .His language is really simple to read as well as very unique.
NIMISHA S PRADEEP, IX-A