Films

The White Tiger Look Interesting

Based on the debut novel by Indian author Aravind Adiga, The White Tiger tells the tale of Balram Halwai, a poor village boy. We follow his journey to Delhi, where he works as a chauffeur to an extremely rich landlord. At first he is happy in his new life, but things take a turn for the worse and he ends up running away to Bangalore. 

The film takes a hard look at religion, caste, loyalty, corruption and poverty in India. Topics that many of us can relate to in one way or another. The White Tiger is a story that needs to be told and the world if all the better for it.

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      • Personally, I wouldn’t class this as a book to read for enjoyment (having already read it), and would say I gained a lot of deep insight from it, especially after having visited India for the first time, earlier this year.

        The book made me think more widely about inequality (within and outside India), and reflect on my own privilege and lack of – depending on how we look at it.

        The White Tiger was thought provoking in a number of ways – hence the controversy surround it when it was first released. (I’ve just reviewed it on my blog).

        What was your take on the book?

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