Balram’s personal hero from his hometown of Laxmangahr. Balram admires Vijay for his ambition and entrepreneurial spirit: in particular, for his ability to swiftly and completely reinvent his identity in order to rise up in the world. Vijay was born a pig farmer’s son, but through hard work (or, as Balram suggests is more likely, corrupt dealings with politicians) becomes a bus driver, then a political activist, and finally a prominent official in the Great Socialist’s party.
Vijay Character Timeline in The White Tiger
The timeline below shows where the character Vijay appears in The White Tiger. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 1: The First Night
Chapter 7: The Sixth Night