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How fiction could help us understand people from other cultures: A review of the novel The White Tiger

How fiction could help us understand people from other cultures: A review of the novel The White Tiger
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This week our team member Deliana read a novel by Balram Hawai, called The White Tiger. The story is about a poor Indian boy, whose ambition and intelligence turned him to a successful businessman. However, the villager journey to money and success is full of immoral acts and dilemmas. The book is bitterly contemporary and is an attempt to provide insights for the life of India.


She was really impressed and dropped us an email to share recommend us the reading and to share her enthusiasm:


‘Harsh & entertaining, smart, but still a page-turner. This one is deeply educational. I liked the author's neutral perspectives, where questions are posed and answers are not given. What's belongingness, what's murder, what's the value of a human's life... What is merit, what is sin. Sarcasm sours the pages, explaining life in indie when the quasi-spiritual layer is removed’

 

As we are a multi-cultural team, we try to understand the socio-cultural background of our collaborators in order to communicate better with each other. And we found this Man Booker Prize winner really helpful.




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