The white tiger by Aravind Adiga
Meet Balram Halwai, the 'White Tiger': servant, philosopher, entrepreneur, murderer.
Born in a backwater village on the River Ganges, the son of a rickshaw-puller, Balram works in a teashop crushing coals, wiping tables and dreaming of escape.
Driven by a desire to better himself, he comes to see how the tiger might escape his cage.
The story of a man's journey from Indian village life to entrepreneurial success.