Join Viren Lalka Monday, May 8 at 6:30 for a discussion of The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga in the Lawson McGhee Library meeting room.
Winner of the Man Booker Prize in 2008, this debut novel follows a disillusioned chauffeur, Balram, as he travels through India's modern caste system. Born into an impoverished lower caste, Balram sees India divided into two different countries, the Light and the Darkness. The son of a rickshaw driver, he moves from the Darkness he was born into to become a driver of a wealthy man in Delhi. At first he is pleased with his improved position, but he soon becomes angry at the ways the rich look down upon him, with explosive results.
Viren Lalka is a tax practitioner and accountant by profession. He is also a community organizer of : Namaste : Welcome to India Group, which is focused on arts and culture of Southeast Asia, and Fit N Fun @ 40 Plus, a group of hikers/walkers. His spare time is spent reading, listening to music, gardening and being a part-time vegetarian chef.