This book is an interesting contrast to Revolution 2020
and others by Chetan Bhagat
. Bhagat writes about essentially middle-class problems. Getting through college and getting a good job, surviving a thankless job, and problems of the heart are all addressed in his books. Whereas Adiga, especially in this book, talks about a more lower-class India. In The White Tiger, the protagonist is from a small village and works as a chauffeur for a rich family. His world is limited to small-town worries. But overall this or something else makes The White Tiger a much stronger book than any of Bhagat's (although they do discuss some of the same problems of corruption and class inequalities), and I'm not entirely sure why. It may be that Adiga fleshes out everything more. But either way, it was a very enjoyable read.