Adiga, The White Tiger.
The White Tiger.
|Info||2. Aufl. London, Atlantic Books Verlag, 2008. 18 cm. 321 S. Tb. Zustand: sehr gut.|
Balram Halwai tells his life in a letter written on seven consecutive nights and addressed to the Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao. In his letter, Balram explains how he, the son of a puller, escaped a life of bondage to become a successful businessman and describes himself as an entrepreneur.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 today’s India’s cockroaches and call-centres, its 36,000,004 gods, slums, shopping malls, and crippling traffic jams, Balram learns of a new morality at the heart of a new India. Driven by desire to better himself, he comes to see how the Tiger might escape his cage … through murder.