Chetan Bhagat is one of the most popular English authors of India. In 2008, The New York Times cited Bhagat as "the biggest selling English language novelist in India’s history" and it sure has held true! Here's a list of his best-sellers and where you can get them...
Published : 2004
Awards : Indo-American Society's Society Young Achiever's Award (2004), The Publisher's Recognition Award (2005),
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Five Point Someone: What not to do at IIT! was the first book by Chetan Bhagat, and it succeeded in giving him exposure in Indian Literature. It is about the lives of three students in Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and presents a dark and humorous perspective on the Indian education system.
Published : 2005
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Chetan Bhagat's second book One Night @ The Call Center did not disappoint his fans at all. It tells you the story of six call-center workers and the one night that changed their lives. It was also adapted into a movie called Hello!
Published : 2008
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Chetan Bhagat's next venture also proved to be a best-seller. This book portrays the inner politics in Indian Cricket, through the story of three youngsters in Ahmedabad. Based on real events, this is another dark, witty tale about modern India, where Bhagat brings about the ethos and isolation of an entire generation to the fore.
In 2013, it was adapted to a movie called Kai Po Chhe!
Published : 2009
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Another massive success by Chetan Bhagat, this book gives a humorous take on differences in cultures in India. It has revealed the varied perspectives on marriages, through the story about a couple coming from two different states in India, who face hardships in convincing their parents to approve of their marriage. The novel is said to be inspired from the real life story of the author and his wife Anusha Suryanarayanan who are from Delhi and Tamil Nadu, respectively.
It was adapted to a film of the same name in 2014, and gained much commercial success.
Published : 2011
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Chetan Bhagat came up with this novel in 2011 which made waves in people's views of education in India. Its story is concerned with a love triangle, corruption and a journey of self-discovery. The book unearthens the stark reality of this coaching industry which stands on scams, corruption and all kinds of criminal activities
Published : 2014
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The latest novel by Chetan Bhagat became a best-seller, even before it's publication. 2,00,000 copies were pre-ordered online before it got published!
Half Girlfriend, more than a love story, is a tribute to those who despite having enormous intelligence and intellect are looked down upon as English doesn’t come naturally to them.