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.
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 3: The Fourth Morning
...terms of their political agreement, and start their own oppositional party against the Great Socialist. Vijay, who has transformed himself from a bus driver into a political activist, outspokenly supports the... (full context)
...Balram returns to describing the present elections. A few days after the trip to Laxmangahr, Vijay and the Great Socialist each separately visit the Stork’s family in Dhanbad. The Great Socialist... (full context)
Chapter 7: The Sixth Night