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The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
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Sep 09, 2011

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What a brutal world, brutal injustice, brutal poverty, all leading to one conclusion: any human living in such a society can't be but as brutal to survive such a reality.

This tale of the two indias portrays such a dark vue of the economic inequalities.

As i am living in the uae, where millions of hard working indians are working here in construction camps, when i see them i can't help but remember every small detail i read, and think of what a hard life they lived, and very possibly continue to live, although they are considered to be the lucky ones among their cast, the ones who got out of the darkness.

Badram, the humble servant and obedient driver, takes us in his journey from rags to riches. Yet at the end, inspite of all he did, you feel no hatred towards him. You actually don't know how to label him: a servant, a slave, a beast, or just a man!

In the end he is exactly as he described himself: a half-baked indian, with ideas half digested, half corrected, all mixed up in his head.

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Jenny An excellent review and sums up my feelings for this book perfectly

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