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International Journal of Research in English

Vol. 6, Issue 2, Part A (2024)

Ethics and entrepreneurship in the white Tiger: Exploring the moral ambiguities of Balram’s success

Author(s):

Anju Sharma

Abstract:

Arvind Adiga’s ‘The White Tiger’ is a vivid portrayal of contemporary Indian society. Balram Halwai, the protagonist of the novel rises up the social - strata defying all the norms and raves the challenges that punctuate his journey. The paper probes the intersection of ethics and entrepreneurship as illustrated in the novel. It analyzes Balram’s entrepreneurial journey marked by his moral quandaries within the context of socio economic disparity and systemic corruption. Through the close reading of the text this paper investigates the ethical dilemmas confronted by Balram and their moral implications. The analysis illuminates the reader on the ethical challenges intrinsic to entrepreneurial success in a post-colonial period. This study highlights the broader implications of Balram’s journey by understanding the age old rich- poor divide and a no man’s pursuit of success in this highly stratified society. The study aims to contribute to the business and literature by initiating discussions on means versus ends and the reader’s perception of it.

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International Journal of Research in English
How to cite this article:
Anju Sharma. Ethics and entrepreneurship in the white Tiger: Exploring the moral ambiguities of Balram’s success. Int. J. Res. Engl. 2024;6(2):01-03. DOI: 10.33545/26648717.2024.v6.i2a.194
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