Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Aravind Adiga on Getting a Real Education

The narrator (called the White Tiger) concludes his book in this way:

“Now despite my amazing success story, I don’t want to lose contact with the places where I got my real education in life. The road and the pavement. I walk along Bangalore in the evenings, or in the mornings, just to listen to the road.”

Source: Aravind Adiga, The White Tiger (London: Atlantic Books, 2008), 302.

A review of this superb book is posted at Reviewing Books and Movies.

Dr Geoff Pound

Image: Vendor on a street in Bangalore.