The White Tiger Paperback
Part of the Atlantic Cult Classics series
Here's a strange fact: murder a man, and you feel responsible for his life - possessive, even.
You know more about him than his father and mother; they knew his foetus, but you know his corpse. Meet Balram Halwai, the 'White Tiger': servant, philosopher, entrepreneur... murderer. Balram was born in a backwater village on the River Ganges, the son of a rickshaw-puller.
He works in a teashop, crushing coal and wiping tables, but nurses a dream of escape.
When he learns that a rich village landlord needs a chauffeur, he takes his opportunity, and is soon on his way to Delhi at the wheel of a Honda.
Amid cockroaches, call-centres, thirtysix-million gods, slums, shopping malls, and crippling traffic jams, Balram comes to see how the Tiger might slip the bars of his cage.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 336 pages
- Publisher: Atlantic Books
- Publication Date: 05/04/2018
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781786495013