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Top 40 Book Club : December 2008
The White Tiger ARAVIND ADIGA 2008 MAN BOOKER PRIZE WINNER Told through the voice of Balram Halwai, the son of a rickshaw puller, now a successful entrepreneur in Bangalore. Balram believes the future of the world lies with China and India, and the novel takes the form of a letter written to the Chinese premier on the eve of his visit to India. The letter details Balram’s struggle to overcome the poverty and misery of the caste system in modern India. This debut novel was the winner of the 2008 Man Booker Prize. 7