April Book Club – The White Tiger

We discussed Aravind Adiga’s debut novel “The White Tiger” for April’s Book Club.  It’s the tale of how the novel’s protagonist, Balram Halwai, makes his way from poverty in ‘The Darkness” – rural India, with all its injustice and corruption – to life as an entrepreneur in Bangalore.  To achieve his success, Balram has, to put it mildly, act in ethically dubious ways.  Yet despite that he seems to retain a hint of humanity   We had an good discussion about his motivations and if his actions could be in any way justified.