Jennifer and Kaylia discuss the chilling genius of The White Tiger. We talk about how the patriarchy hurts everyone, whether or not the grandmother was a pariah, the tragedy of corruption, and if this novel turned Netflix movie does more good than harm to the people and reputation of India by being written by an “outsider.” Enjoy!
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The White Tiger is the debut novel by Indian author Aravind Adiga. It was first published in 2008 and won the 40th Man Booker Prize in the same year. In 2021 it was adapted into a drama film directed by Ramin Bahrani. The film stars Adarsh Gourav in his first leading role, along with Priyanka Chopra and Rajkummar Rao. The film was produced by Mukul Deora and Ramin Bahrani, and executive produced by Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Prem Akkaraju and Ava DuVernay
This Pages and Popcorn Podcast episode was produced by Kaylia Metcalfe and featured “Pages and Popcorn Podcast Theme” / M.D. Arms
Book and movie recap runs from 7.51 – 14.32
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