Category Archives: White Tiger

Photos of India and Nepal

In light of our club’s extensive conversations about “The White Tiger,” and the Indian culture, I’d like to share with our reading club this photo show of images taken by my friend, Steve Sholl, on a recent trip to India … Continue reading

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Part 3: The Muslim Persian Poets of Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger

[NOTE: This is my third and final post about The White Tiger. To visit my second post click here. For the first post click here.] “I’ll say it was all worthwhile to know, just for a day, just for an … Continue reading

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Balram’s Bildungsroman Part 2

The Muslim Persian Poets in Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger [Note: Click here to see Part 1 in this series of posts] Here’s a strange fact: murder a man, and you feel responsible for his life—possessive, even.  You know more … Continue reading

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Balram’s Bildungsroman

The Muslim Persian Poets in Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger  “I have no need for the ear of today — I am the voice of the poet of tomorrow!”(Muhammad Iqbal, see source citation at end of post) “I am tomorrow.”(Balram Halwai, … Continue reading

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“The White Tiger”: A Primer on Indian Social Commentary

Since our book club’s discussion of Aravind Adiga’s “The White Tiger” in early June, references to contemporary India keep popping up in my random readings. Just today I was thumbing through a stack of unread New Yorker magazines, and I … Continue reading

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“The White Tiger,” by Aravind Adiga: The Paradox of Modern India

In 1995, “Charles Kuralt’s America” was first published. The book was Kuralt’s summarization of his reportorial lifetime spent at CBS News (1967 to 1994) exploring the people and land of America. The book is organized into only twelve chapters, and … Continue reading

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June Selection: The White Tiger (2008)

For our June discussion, I have selected the novel “The White Tiger,” by Aravind Adiga. Published in 2008, this first novel won the Man Booker Prize for Fiction for that year. There is so much to surprise the reader in … Continue reading

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