One of the four animal landlords of Laxmangahr, father of Mr. Ashok and Mukesh Sir. He owns the river outside of Laxmangahr, and taxes any villager who fishes there or boats across it. The bulk of his family’s fortune, however, comes from illegally selling coal out of government mines. He distributes generous bribes to political officials who turn a blind eye to his fraudulent dealings, and allow him to evade income tax.
The timeline below shows where the character The Stork appears in The White Tiger. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 1: The First Night
...exploitative landlords referred to collectively as “The Animals,” individually as The Water Buffalo, The Raven, The Stork and the Wild Boar. The Animals “feed” on the town, harassing women and taxing the... (full context)
Chapter 2: The Second Night
Chapter 3: The Fourth Morning
...days after the trip to Laxmangahr, Vijay and the Great Socialist each separately visit the Stork’s family in Dhanbad. The Great Socialist demands a large sum of money from the family,... (full context)
Chapter 5: The Fifth Night
...taking responsibility for killing the child, Balram sits in his room terrified and alone until the Stork , recently arrived in Delhi, summons him to the family’s apartment. Instead of discussing Balram’s... (full context)
Chapter 7: The Sixth Night
...government has lost the election to several oppositional parties, including the Great Socialist’s party. The Stork’s family had anticipated that the government would win by a landslide, and is frantic because... (full context)