A stunning literary debut critics have likened to Richard Wrightâ€™s Native Son, The White Tiger follows a darkly comic Bangalore driver through the poverty and corruption of modern Indiaâ€™s caste society. â€śThis is the authentic voice of the Third World, like you've never heard it beforeâ€ť (John Burdett, Bangkok 8).The white tiger of this novel is Balram Halwai, a poor Indian villager whose great ambition leads him to the zenith of Indian business culture, the world of the Bangalore entrepreneur. On the occasion of the president of Chinaâ€™s impending trip to Bangalore, Balram writes a letter to him describing his transformation and his experience as driver and servant to a wealthy Indian family, which he thinks exemplifies the contradictions and complications of Indian society. Recalling The Death of Vishnu and Bangkok 8 in ambition, scope, The White Tiger is narrative genius with a mischief and personality all its own. Amoral, irreverent, deeply endearing, and utterly contemporary, this novel is an international publishing sensationâ€”and a startling, provocative debut.