The White Tiger

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Balram’s natural intelligence and integrity set him apart from his peers from an early age. On one occasion, his academic prowess so impresses a visiting school inspector that the official calls him a “White…

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The Rooster Coop is Balram’s metaphor for describing the oppression of India’s poor. Roosters in a coop at the market watch one another slaughtered one by one, but are unable or unwilling to rebel and…

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Looking back on his past from his luxurious office in Bangalore Balram imagines what the detectives and police would have found out about him had they returned to his home village of Laxmangahr. He laughs…

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