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FREE READER Ñ DOC The White Tiger É NATURALTREATMENT ´ Balram Halwai is een man met vele gezichten Hij is dienaar chauffeur filosoof en entrepreneur En hij is een moordenaar Balram groeit op in de donkere binnenlanden van India en blijkt al snel het slimste jongetje van het dorp te zijn maar zijn familie kan verdere scManier is om boven zijn eigen kaste uit te stijgen hij moet zijn meester vermoorden De Witte Tijger is een rauwe en venijnige roman over het moderne India Het debuut van Aravind Adiga geschreven in de vorm van een bekentenis introduceert een uitdagende nieuwe literaire stem Really enjoyed this book and it goes in my top five favorite in a very cramped literary category along with City of Thieves Highly recommend this oneDavid Putnam author of the Bruno Johnson Series

Aravind Adiga ´ The White Tiger TEXT

Balram Halwai is een man met vele gezichten Hij is dienaar chauffeur filosoof en entrepreneur En hij is een moordenaar Balram groeit op in de donkere binnenlanden van India en blijkt al snel het slimste jongetje van het dorp te zijn maar zijn familie kan verdere scholing ni This review contains what may be spoilers Even though I do not think it will spoil your reading experience I am putting the warning here because one reader pointed it out Before I begin my review a statutory warning to all my patriotic Indian brothers and sisters this is India bashing large scale If you are the sort of person who gets all worked up when any aspect of India is criticised this book is not for youThat said Arvind Adiga bashes India where it has to be bashed No honest reader will be able to dispute that the picture of India he paints is a false one You will find the majority of Indians embarassedly changing the topic when Bihar the state Adiga names Darkness enters the conversation Most of the things he mentions are not only possible but probable and even likely You only have to read any Indian newspaper over the period of a week to know itBut I believe the author fails in the creation of Munna alias Balram Halwai the protagonist because his voice is totally out of character with the person It is the supercilious voice of a Westernised Indian detached from his home country by education and station in life that comes through The street smart Munna who murdered his employer and set up his business in Bangalore will talk in an entirely different way for example he will never say five hundred thousand rupees he'll say five lakhs Here the character just becomes a mouthpiece for the authorSecondly Adiga goes overboard in criticising India so that some of his examples become rather extreme the immediate one that comes to mind is the schoolteacher boozing and sleeping in the classroom In some other cases they are downright silly Balram buys a dosa and throws out all the potatoes before giving to Mukesh whereas he could have bought a dosa easily without the potatoes these are two varieties It also confirms the opinion I formed of Adiga from his bio that he is that type of Indian Lord Macaulay wanted to create Indian only by birth but English in spiritLastly the story failed to hold my interest Take out all the social criticism and it is nothing but a hollow shell And the gimmicks like framing it as a letter to the Chinese premier are trite to the point of being nauseatingThe only thing that forced me to give two stars to this work is some of the pithy statements Adiga makes about Indian society Especially the ones about how caste ridden India was a zoo with all animals in separate cages when the British let them all out so now only the ones with the big bellies and the ones with the small bellies are left; about automobile horns during a traffic jam joining together to form a single wail like a lost calf wailing for its mother; and the one about how the major diseases India faces are cholera typhoid and election fever though I would also include cricket

MOBI ↠ The White Tiger ´ Aravind Adiga

The White TigerEt betalen Wanneer een welvarende zakenman uit Delhi hem inhuurt als chauffeur krijgt hij eindelijk een kans op succes Delhi is een openbaring voor Balram overal ligt rijkdom voor het grijpen en zijn uitzichtloze bestaan lijkt ten einde Maar Balram beseft dat er maar één I'm not sure what I expected going into this book but it wasn't really this The book was very tongue in cheek and I could completely sympathize with our narrator even at the end The idealistic part of me was a little horrified and upset by a lot of it but I think it's pretty realistic and really made me think about the servantmaster dynamic in a way I hadn't considered before I'm just torn about whether to rate it four stars or five because the ending felt a little anticlimactic but at the same time I feel that endings are always the hardest to write and a lot of times end up falling short so