Tiger Talk: Slaying the White Tiger, EP 3

In the first episode of Tiger Talk, we discussed the literal and figurative meaning of the prominent theme of lightness vs darkness present in the novel, alongside other narrative symbols that we’ve encountered throughout reading.

In the second episode of Tiger Talk, we explored the novel through the view of the Marxist lens, analyzing the novel’s discussions around class and wealth. The book’s central metaphor of “The Rooster Coop” alongside the debate between decisions between morally right or not fuel the main topics of this week’s episode.

In this final episode of the series, we gave our final last thoughts on the book and explained what made us choose this book in the first place. We also dove into the intention of the author Aravind Adiga and discussed about his motivation of why he chose the way he wrote those things. It is a heartfelt goodbye as we close out the series, and we thank listeners for watching all of our episodes with an keen interest. We will be back!

Tune in to our dynamic group taking down the White Tiger one final time, with renowned English students Peter Keo, Michal Czapla, Indiya Johnson, Miranda Sosa and Jacob Prunes serving as the hosts.

NOTE: This episode is audio-only due to 3 out of our 5 members cameras not functioning during the recording of this podcast.

Comments (2)

Elijah Lerner (Student 2021)
Elijah Lerner

I had no idea who this author was and what his background was. It makes sense that he was in financial journalism because of how focused on class in India the White Tiger is. 2. I appreciate the lack of a moderator— it's clearly a conversation and everyone had something to add. The analogies throughout the conversation made a lot of sense and helped clarify the main character's role. Shout out to jacob for talking about how the author influenced Balram and reading into symbolism.

Samuel Friedman (Student 2021)
Samuel Friedman

I learned a whole lot about the author and his style and process for writing a book, and I was able to listen further and understand the concepts that were being discussed and how they correlate to the author's writing style. What I really enjoyed was the layers discussed in your podcast, the flow seemed genuine and each member referenced back to other members throughout the podcast.