I read this 2008 Booker Prize winner out of order (I’m up to 1978) because I bought it for $1.99. It was a fascinating look at the underbelly of Indian life. Told from the POV of a poor driver for a rich Indian family, it takes the form of a letter from the driver to the president of China, who is planning a visit to India.
The driver tells the story of his rise from a humble servant to the high life of a rich entrepreneur with no holds barred. All the hardships of his life as a driver and the riches of his life as a wealthy entrepreneur are told with honesty and clarity. In the doing, he shares a unique view of India.