Quicklet on The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga (CliffsNotes-like Book Summary) [NOOK Book]

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The White Tiger tells the story of Balram Halwai, a poor boy in modern-day India who uses his wits – and murder – to transform into a successful entrepreneur. The novel won the prestigious Man Booker Prize for Fiction in 2008. It was also a New York Times bestseller, tallying over ½ a million sales, and has since been translated into more ...
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Quicklet on The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga (CliffsNotes-like Book Summary)

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Overview

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The White Tiger tells the story of Balram Halwai, a poor boy in modern-day India who uses his wits – and murder – to transform into a successful entrepreneur. The novel won the prestigious Man Booker Prize for Fiction in 2008. It was also a New York Times bestseller, tallying over ½ a million sales, and has since been translated into more than 30 languages. Director John Hart's (Boys Don't Cry, You Can Count on Me) newly formed Smuggler Films has acquired rights to The White Tiger as its 1st project.

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At the beginning of the novel, Balram mentions to the Premier that China is the only nation he admires besides Afghanistan and Abyssinia. Why? Because he read in a book called Exciting Tales of the Exotic East that these are the only 3 countries never to be ruled by outsiders. He dubs China the “freedom-loving nation,” a place that has never been subject to a master-slave relationship with the West. But although he hears on All India Radio that “you Chinese are far ahead of us in every respect,” Balram observes that China does not have entrepreneurs – hence the Premier's visit to Bangalore.

China, then, becomes a foil to India, which he describes as a nation with “no drinking water, electricity, sewage, public transportation …” but chock full of entrepreneurs. For this reason, Balram tells the Premier his story, believing that China and India are destined to become the next great superpowers. “In 20 years' time, it will just be us brown and yellow men at the top of the pyramid, and we'll rule the whole world.”

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Introduction
+ Background Information for “The White Tiger” by Aravind Adiga
+ Overall Summary of “The White Tiger” by Aravind Adiga
+ Important Characters in “The White Tiger”  by Aravind Adiga
+ Major Themes in “The White Tiger” by Aravind Adiga
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014100618
  • Publisher: Hyperink Book Summary, Analysis, Reviews
  • Publication date: 2/3/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

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Grier Cooper is a California based writer, photographer, and dancer who has performed worldwide with the San Francisco Ballet, Miami City Ballet, and Pacific Northwest Ballet. Her work has been published in the Daily Book of Photography, Skipping Stones, Unity Magazine and Education.com. She currently writes a dance column for BAY STAGES magazine and both fiction and non-fiction for children and adults. Find her online at: http://www.griercooper.com
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