The White Tiger

The White Tiger
Author: Aravind Adiga
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2008-04-22
ISBN 10: 1416562737
ISBN 13: 9781416562733
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The White Tiger Book Review:

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE The stunning Booker Prize–winning novel from the author of Amnesty and Selection Day that critics have likened to Richard Wright’s Native Son, The White Tiger follows a darkly comic Bangalore driver through the poverty and corruption of modern India’s caste society. “This is the authentic voice of the Third World, like you've never heard it before” (John Burdett, Bangkok 8). The white tiger of this novel is Balram Halwai, a poor Indian villager whose great ambition leads him to the zenith of Indian business culture, the world of the Bangalore entrepreneur. On the occasion of the president of China’s impending trip to Bangalore, Balram writes a letter to him describing his transformation and his experience as driver and servant to a wealthy Indian family, which he thinks exemplifies the contradictions and complications of Indian society. Recalling The Death of Vishnu and Bangkok 8 in ambition, scope, The White Tiger is narrative genius with a mischief and personality all its own. Amoral, irreverent, deeply endearing, and utterly contemporary, this novel is an international publishing sensation—and a startling, provocative debut.

The White Tiger

The White Tiger
Author: Aravind Adiga
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2008-10-14
ISBN 10: 1416562605
ISBN 13: 9781416562603
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The White Tiger Book Review:

When he relocates to New Delhi to take a new job, Balram Halwai is disillusioned by the city's materialism and technology-spawned violence, a circumstance that forces him to question his loyalties, ambitions, and past.

The White Tiger

The White Tiger
Author: Aravind Adiga
Publsiher: Atlantic Books Ltd
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2008-10-01
ISBN 10: 1848870981
ISBN 13: 9781848870987
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The White Tiger Book Review:

WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2008 Balram Halwai is the White Tiger - the smartest boy in his village. His family is too poor for him to afford for him to finish school and he has to work in a teashop, breaking coals and wiping tables. But Balram gets his break when a rich man hires him as a chauffeur, and takes him to live in Delhi. The city is a revelation. As he drives his master to shopping malls and call centres, Balram becomes increasingly aware of immense wealth and opportunity all around him, while knowing that he will never be able to gain access to that world. As Balram broods over his situation, he realizes that there is only one way he can become part of this glamorous new India - by murdering his master. The White Tiger presents a raw and unromanticised India, both thrilling and shocking - from the desperate, almost lawless villages along the Ganges, to the booming Wild South of Bangalore and its technology and outsourcing centres. The first-person confession of a murderer, The White Tiger is as compelling for its subject matter as for the voice of its narrator - amoral, cynical, unrepentant, yet deeply endearing.

The White Tiger

The White Tiger
Author: Robert Stuart Nathan
Publsiher: Simon & Schuster
Total Pages: 431
Release: 1987
ISBN 10: 9780671633387
ISBN 13: 0671633384
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The White Tiger Book Review:

For women over age thirty-five.

Selection Day

Selection Day
Author: Aravind Adiga
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-01-03
ISBN 10: 1501150855
ISBN 13: 9781501150852
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Selection Day Book Review:

From the bestselling, Booker Prize-winning author of The White Tiger and Amnesty, a “ferociously brilliant” (Slate) novel about two brothers coming of age in a Mumbai slum, raised by their crazy, obsessive father to be cricket champions. *A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES * AN NPR BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR * A NEW YORK TIMES and WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE BOOK Manjunath Kumar is fourteen and living in a slum in Mumbai. He knows he is good at cricket—if not as good as his older brother, Radha. He knows that he fears and resents his domineering and cricket-obsessed father, admires his brilliantly talented sibling, and is fascinated by curious scientific facts and the world of CSI. But there are many things, about himself and about the world, that he doesn’t know. Sometimes it even seems as though everyone has a clear idea of who Manju should be, except Manju himself. When Manju meets Radha’s great rival, a mysterious Muslim boy privileged and confident in all the ways Manju is not, everything in Manju’s world begins to change, and he is faced by decisions that will challenge his sense of self and of the world around him. Filled with unforgettable characters from across India’s social strata—the old scout everyone calls Tommy Sir; Anand Mehta, the big-dreaming investor; Sofia, a wealthy, beautiful girl and the boys’ biggest fan—Selection Day “brings a family, a city, and an entire country to scabrous and antic life” (Chicago Tribune).

Amnesty

Amnesty
Author: Aravind Adiga
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-02-18
ISBN 10: 1982127317
ISBN 13: 9781982127312
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Amnesty Book Review:

An “urgent and significant book [that] speaks to our times” (The New York Times Book Review) from the bestselling, Man Booker Prize–winning author of The White Tiger and Selection Day about a young illegal immigrant who must decide whether to report crucial information about a murder—and thereby risk deportation. Danny—formerly Dhananjaya Rajaratnam—is an illegal immigrant in Sydney, Australia, denied refugee status after he fled from Sri Lanka. Working as a cleaner, living out of a grocery storeroom, for three years he’s been trying to create a new identity for himself. And now, with his beloved vegan girlfriend, Sonja, with his hidden accent and highlights in his hair, he is as close as he has ever come to living a normal life. But then one morning, Danny learns a female client of his has been murdered. The deed was done with a knife, at a creek he’d been to with her before; and a jacket was left at the scene, which he believes belongs to another of his clients—a doctor with whom Danny knows the woman was having an affair. Suddenly Danny is confronted with a choice: Come forward with his knowledge about the crime and risk being deported? Or say nothing, and let justice go undone? Over the course of this day, evaluating the weight of his past, his dreams for the future, and the unpredictable, often absurd reality of living invisibly and undocumented, he must wrestle with his conscience and decide if a person without rights still has responsibilities. “Searing and inventive,” Amnesty is a timeless and universal story that succeeds at “illuminating the courage of displaced peoples and the cruelties of those who conspire against them” (Star Tribune, Minneapolis).

Bangkok 8

Bangkok 8
Author: John Burdett
Publsiher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2003-06-03
ISBN 10: 1400040914
ISBN 13: 9781400040919
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bangkok 8 Book Review:

A thriller with attitude to spare, Bangkok 8 is a sexy, razor-edged, often darkly hilarious novel set in one of the world’s most exotic cities. Witnessed by a throng of gaping spectators, a charismatic Marine sergeant is murdered under a Bangkok bridge inside a bolted-shut Mercedes Benz. Among the witnesses are the only two cops in the city not on the take, but within moments one is murdered and his partner, Sonchai Jitpleecheep—a devout Buddhist and the son of a Thai bar girl and a long-gone Vietnam War G.I.—is hell-bent on wreaking revenge. On a vigilante mission to capture his partner’s murderer, Sonchai is begrudgingly paired with a beautiful FBI agent named Jones and captures her heart in the process. In a city fueled by illicit drugs and infinite corruption, prostitution and priceless art, Sonchai’s quest for vengeance takes him into a world much more sinister than he could have ever imagined.

The White Tiger

The White Tiger
Author: Aravind Adiga
Publsiher: Free Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-12-29
ISBN 10: 1982167661
ISBN 13: 9781982167660
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The White Tiger Book Review:

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE The stunning Booker Prize–winning novel from the author of Amnesty and Selection Day that critics have likened to Richard Wright’s Native Son, The White Tiger follows a darkly comic Bangalore driver through the poverty and corruption of modern India’s caste society. “This is the authentic voice of the Third World, like you've never heard it before” (John Burdett, Bangkok 8). The white tiger of this novel is Balram Halwai, a poor Indian villager whose great ambition leads him to the zenith of Indian business culture, the world of the Bangalore entrepreneur. On the occasion of the president of China’s impending trip to Bangalore, Balram writes a letter to him describing his transformation and his experience as driver and servant to a wealthy Indian family, which he thinks exemplifies the contradictions and complications of Indian society. Recalling The Death of Vishnu and Bangkok 8 in ambition, scope, The White Tiger is narrative genius with a mischief and personality all its own. Amoral, irreverent, deeply endearing, and utterly contemporary, this novel is an international publishing sensation—and a startling, provocative debut.

One Green Thing

One Green Thing
Author: Heather White
Publsiher: Harper Horizon
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2022-04-19
ISBN 10: 078529130X
ISBN 13: 9780785291305
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

One Green Thing Book Review:

The climate crisis is the biggest challenge of our time, and we all have a unique role to play. Start here and now with this book. In this revolutionary call to action, unlock your superpower through a daily practice of sustainability. Noted environmentalist Heather White offers an easy-to-follow guide for climate action while brilliantly weaving together warm and funny stories from her childhood in East Tennessee, anecdotes from 20+ years of environmental advocacy, and scenes from parenting two GenZ daughters in Bozeman, Montana. In One Green Thing, White shows you how to contribute to the climate movement through self-discovery – your personality, interests, and strengths. First, you’ll take the Service Superpower Profile Assessment, which will reveal your special gifts in service to others and the planet. Based on your profile, you’ll then be equipped to: Begin your adventure with a 21-Day Kickstarter Plan that shares specific actions you can take Use the Eco-Impact Top Ten—the primary areas that can affect positive, lasting change—to develop an individualized Eco-Action Plan Log the mental health benefits and measure your progress with the Joy Tracker Write about your journey and your “why” for taking action with exercises and journal prompts that encourage you to reflect Listen and talk with members of Gen Z about their climate anxiety Commit to being an awesome ancestor for future loved ones as you inspire your family, friends, and community to work toward a regenerative, sustainable world Setting the intention each day to take a small step— a “one green thing” to care for the planet--can help ease your eco-anxiety, push the culture toward climate solutions, and create a sense of joy.

Last Man in Tower

Last Man in Tower
Author: Aravind Adiga
Publsiher: Bond Street Books
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2011-09-20
ISBN 10: 0385669895
ISBN 13: 9780385669894
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Last Man in Tower Book Review:

The magnificent new novel from the million-selling Booker Prize-winning author of The White Tiger: one of the most eagerly anticipated literary novels of 2011--"a kaleidoscopic portrait of a changing Mumbai." — Guardian (Best Books of 2011) Ask any Bombaywallah about Vishram Society--Tower A of the Vishram Co-operative Housing Society--and you will be told that it is unimpeachably pucca. Despite its location close to the airport, under the flight path of 747s and bordered by slums, it has been pucca for some fifty years. But Bombay has changed in half a century--not least its name--and the world in which Tower A was first built is giving way to a new city; a Mumbai of development and new money; of wealthy Indians returning with fortunes made abroad. When real estate developer Dharmen Shah offers to buy out the residents of Vishram Society, planning to use the site to build a luxury apartment complex, his offer is more than generous. Initially, though, not everyone wants to leave; many of the residents have lived in Vishram for years, and many of them are no longer young. But none can benefit from the offer unless all agree to sell. As tensions rise among the once civil neighbours, one by one those who oppose the offer give way to the majority, until only one man stands in Shah's way: Masterji, a retired schoolteacher, once the most respected man in the building. Shah is a dangerous man to refuse, but as the demolition deadline looms, Masterji's neighbours--friends who have become enemies, acquaintances turned co-conspirators--may stop at nothing to score their payday. A suspense-filled story of money and power, luxury and deprivation, and a rich tapestry peopled by unforgettable characters, not least of which is Bombay itself, Last Man in Tower opens up the hearts and minds of the inhabitants of a great city--ordinary people pushed to their limits in a place that knows none. This eBook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.

Catch the White Tiger

Catch the White Tiger
Author: Tony Assali
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2022-04-05
ISBN 10: 9781952112942
ISBN 13: 195211294X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Catch the White Tiger Book Review:

In 1970, civil war raged in Tony Assali's home country of Lebanon. As the oldest of five children, the seventeen year old takes responsibility for his family's survival. He travels to America alone to establish a foothold, so that one day the rest of his family can join him. Luckily, Tony possesses a special skill: the ability to perceive white tigers, rare and valuable opportunities other people either do not see or are too afraid to pursue. From humble beginnings working in a doughnut factory, to parlaying his charm into a position selling men's suits by the thousands, Tony fulfills his promise to his family. Then Tony dares to dream bigger. He generates the idea to sell hummus, a Mediterranean staple from his homeland, in American grocery stores across the U.S. This white tiger catches on in a big way, making Tony a millionaire by the time he sells his food company in the 1980s. But even with numerous victories, Tony still hasn't found the white tiger he's really looking for-the right woman to make his life complete?until a married woman walks into his life. She might just be the one, and Tony is never the type of person to let an obstacle stop him.

The White Tiger And Other Stories

The White Tiger And Other Stories
Author: Ruskin Bond
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2016-10-17
ISBN 10: 9788129142078
ISBN 13: 8129142074
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The White Tiger And Other Stories Book Review:

'He was described as being the size of a bull-buffalo, with a belly that reached the ground and a white moon between his ears, true tokens of the man-eater, as every native of India knows. He was said to have the power of assuming different shapes and to lure his prey by the imitation of a human voice...' From 'The White Tiger' by Alice Perrin. Selected and edited by Ruskin Bond, this collection of eerie stories is sure to set your nerves racing. Read about an unconquerable, seemingly supernatural man-eater in 'The White Tiger'; The narrator's perilous journey in a dilapidated coach in 'The Phantom Coach'; Sherlock Holmes' investigation of how a speckled band and a whistle is connected to a mysterious death in 'The Adventure of the Speckled Band' and Bond's own encounter with a Jinn in 'The Trouble with Jinns'.

Lady Chatterley s Lover

Lady Chatterley   s Lover
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lady Chatterley s Lover Book Review:

White Tiger

White Tiger
Author: Kylie Chan
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2011-08-30
ISBN 10: 0062096184
ISBN 13: 9780062096180
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

White Tiger Book Review:

“Packed with Chinese mythology, kick-ass action, and sexual tension….A smart, entertaining read.” —Australian Specific A young woman accepts a position as nanny to the young daughter of a handsome, wealthy, and mysterious Chinese businessman—only to discover her new employer is really a god…and every foul demon in creation is out to destroy him! With a premise like that, fantasy aficionados and die-hard action lovers alike will no doubt be expecting something exceptional—and Australian author Kylie Chan delivers big time! White Tiger is the first book in Chan’s breathtaking trilogy that ingeniously blends magic, martial arts, and urban fantasy with a healthy dollop of paranormal romance thrown in to sweeten the pot. Fans of Hong Kong kung fu movies and the novels of Lilith Saintcrow, Liz Williams, Karen Chance, Devon Monk, and Ilona Andrews will flip over White Tiger, Kylie Chan’s remarkable non-stop martial arts supernatural adventure love story.

Redefining Morality The Concept of Dharma in Aravind Adiga s The White Tiger

Redefining Morality  The Concept of Dharma in Aravind Adiga s  The White Tiger
Author: Julia Knoth
Publsiher: GRIN Verlag
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2018-04-30
ISBN 10: 366869334X
ISBN 13: 9783668693340
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Redefining Morality The Concept of Dharma in Aravind Adiga s The White Tiger Book Review:

Seminar paper from the year 2016 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, University of Kassel (Anglistik/Amerikanistik Literaturwissenschaft), course: Visions of India, language: English, abstract: The guiding question of this paper is how Balram justifies his criminal acts and on which moral concept he bases his decisions. In the course of this paper, I will attempt to show that the protagonist is a gritty anti-hero who does not act in accordance to dharma and reinvents his own concept of morality. The first chapter will give a brief explanation of dharma, one of the four purushartas, a significant concept in Indian philosophy, especially in Hinduism when talking about morality. “Dharma is inextricably linked with the ethos of India and the entire personal, social, ecological, and spiritual life is guided by it for ultimate liberation” (Mathew, 2015:131). In the following chapter, the criminal acts committed by the protagonist and the circumstances and reasons leading to it will be analyzed in terms of morality, taking the concept of dharma into consideration. This chapter underlies the difficulty of how to cope with the paradox issue of the protagonist being a murderer and a victim at the same time. Subsequently, the strategies employed by the protagonist to justify his immoral acts will be discussed in detail, attempting to find out how Balram distinguishes between right and wrong. Firstly, the depiction of other humans in the novel will be examined since the narrator strategically portrays them as being immoral and corrupt in order to comparatively put himself on a higher level. Secondly, his heroic self-image will be analyzed, considering his name 'the white tiger'. The third subchapter will focus on how the protagonist employs the metaphor of the rooster coop as a justification for the murder, taking the consequences of the murder into account and discussing Balram's ultimate aims.

Utopia and the Village in South Asian Literatures

Utopia and the Village in South Asian Literatures
Author: A. Mohan
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2012-07-24
ISBN 10: 1137031891
ISBN 13: 9781137031891
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Utopia and the Village in South Asian Literatures Book Review:

Shifting the postcolonial focus away from the city and towards the village, this book examines the rural as a trope in twentieth-century South Asian literatures to propose a new literary history based on notions of utopia, dystopia, and heterotopia and how these ideas have circulated in the literary and the cultural imaginaries of the subcontinent.

Between the Assassinations

Between the Assassinations
Author: Aravind Adiga
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2009-06-09
ISBN 10: 9781439159736
ISBN 13: 1439159734
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Between the Assassinations Book Review:

Welcome to Kittur, India. It's on India's southwestern coast, bounded by the Arabian Sea to the west and the Kaliamma River to the south and east. It's blessed with rich soil and scenic beauty, and it's been around for centuries. Of its 193,432 residents, only 89 declare themselves to be without religion or caste. And if the characters in Between the Assassinations are any indication, Kittur is an extraordinary crossroads of the brightest minds and the poorest morals, the up-and-coming and the downtrodden, and the poets and the prophets of an India that modern literature has rarely addressed. A twelve-year-old boy named Ziauddin, a gofer at a tea shop near the railway station, is enticed into wrongdoing because a fair-skinned stranger treats him with dignity and warmth. George D'Souza, a mosquito-repellent sprayer, elevates himself to gardener and then chauffeur to the lovely, young Mrs. Gomes, and then loses it all when he attempts to be something more. A little girl's first act of love for her father is to beg on the street for money to support his drug habit. A factory owner is forced to choose between buying into underworld economics and blinding his staff or closing up shop. A privileged schoolboy, using his own ties to the Kittur underworld, sets off an explosive in a Jesuit-school classroom in protest against casteism. A childless couple takes refuge in a rapidly diminishing forest on the outskirts of town, feeding a group of "intimates" who visit only to mock them. And the loneliest member of the Marxist-Maoist Party of India falls in love with the one young woman, in the poorest part of town, whom he cannot afford to wed. Between the Assassinations showcases the most beloved aspects of Adiga's writing to brilliant effect: the class struggle rendered personal; the fury of the underdog and the fire of the iconoclast; and the prodigiously ambitious narrative talent that has earned Adiga acclaim around the world and comparisons to Gogol, Ellison, Kipling, and Palahniuk. In the words of The Guardian (London), "Between the Assassinations shows that Adiga...is one of the most important voices to emerge from India in recent years." A blinding, brilliant, and brave mosaic of Indian life as it is lived in a place called Kittur, Between the Assassinations, with all the humor, sympathy, and unflinching candor of The White Tiger, enlarges our understanding of the world we live in today.

Aravind Adiga s the White Tiger

Aravind Adiga s the White Tiger
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 197
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 9788179775653
ISBN 13: 8179775658
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aravind Adiga s the White Tiger Book Review:

Summer of 69

Summer of  69
Author: Elin Hilderbrand
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2019-06-18
ISBN 10: 0316419990
ISBN 13: 9780316419994
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summer of 69 Book Review:

Four siblings experience the drama, intrigue, and upheaval of the '60s summer when everything changed in Elin Hilderbrand's #1 New York Times bestselling historical novel. Welcome to the most tumultuous summer of the twentieth century. It's 1969, and for the Levin family, the times they are a-changing. Every year the children have looked forward to spending the summer at their grandmother's historic home in downtown Nantucket. But like so much else in America, nothing is the same: Blair, the oldest sister, is marooned in Boston, pregnant with twins and unable to travel. Middle sister Kirby, caught up in the thrilling vortex of civil rights protests and determined to be independent, takes a summer job on Martha's Vineyard. Only-son Tiger is an infantry soldier, recently deployed to Vietnam. And thirteen-year-old Jessie suddenly feels like an only child, marooned in the house with her out-of-touch grandmother and her worried mother, while each of them hides a troubling secret. As the summer heats up, Ted Kennedy sinks a car in Chappaquiddick, man flies to the moon, and Jessie and her family experience their own dramatic upheavals along with the rest of the country. In her first historical novel, rich with the details of an era that shaped both a nation and an island thirty miles out to sea, Elin Hilderbrand once again earns her title as queen of the summer novel.

World Bank Literature

World Bank Literature
Author: Amitava Kumar
Publsiher: U of Minnesota Press
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780816638376
ISBN 13: 0816638373
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Bank Literature Book Review:

World Bank literature is more than a concept -- it is a provocation, a call to arms. It is intended to prompt questions about each word, to probe globalization, political economy, and the role of literary and cultural studies. As asserted in this major work, it signals a radical rewriting of academic debates, a rigorous analysis of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and a consideration of literature that deals with new global realities. Made more relevant than ever by momentous antiglobalization demonstrations in Seattle and Genoa, World Bank Literature brings together essays by a distinguished group of economists, cultural and literary critics, social scientists, and public policy analysts to ask how to understand the influence of the World Bank/IMF on global economic power relations and cultural production. The authors attack this question in myriad ways, examining World Bank/IMF documents as literature; their impact on developing nations; the relationship between literature and globalization; the connection between the academy and the global economy; and the emergence of coalitions confronting the new power. World Bank Literature shows, above all, the multifarious and sometimes nefarious ways that abstract academic debates play themselves out concretely in social policy and cultural mores that reinforce traditional power structures.