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Chetan Bhagat- writing career and bestselling novels
Posted Date: 22-Apr-2012
Chetan Bhagat is regarded as the rock star of Indian publishing. He is the hot favourite to the Indian readers. This article gives you a short biography of Bhagat by traces the interesting excerpts of his writing career. It also contains a short synopsis of most famous novels of Chetan Bhagat. It also deals with movie adaptations of his novels.
Writing career of Chetan Bhagat
Chetan Bhagat started his writing career by telling the mischievous story of three intimate friends who broke academic paradigms. Then he thrilled the reader with the God's phone call at the call center. Soon Bhagat became the hot favourite of reader with the story how love, business and cricket changed three lives. After that he entertained the readers by narrating the trouble faced by troubles faced by the Punjabi lover and his Tamil Nad beloved to marry each other. At last he made a new revolution with his latest novel which portrays corruption, entrance mania and growth of education as trade. Chetan Bhagat becomes the most favourite writer of ordinary people within a short period of time. Chetan was born in Southern Delhi in 1974. His father was in military service and mother was a government employee. He received engineering graduation from
. He also honored with an M.B.A degree from Ahmadabad I.I.M. Chetan Bhagat worked as an investment banker for almost ten years in Honkong. Finally he returned to India to devote his whole time in writing.
Attributions of Chetan Bhagat
Chetan Bhagat is usually regarded as the poster boy of
Indian middle class
. Story teller in him gives all the necessary ingredients to the reader in a right quantity including love, politics, business and competition. He is writer of bestselling novels in India. Chetan Bhagat is listed as 'one amongst the '100' most influential people in the World 'by Time magazine. According to
'Many writers are successful at expressing what's in their hands heart or articulating a particular point of view. Chetan Bhagat's books do both and more'. He is regarded as the 'A rock star of Indian publishing. Fast company attributed him as 'The voice of India's rising entrepreneurial class. According to The Guardian ' Chetan Bhagat is the paperback King'. Fast company U.S.A listed him as one of the World's '100' most creative people in the business. According to The New York Times Bhagat is 'The biggest selling English language novelist in Indian history. Bhagat has touched a nerve with young Indian readers and acquired almost cult status. Chetan Bhagat plays a vital role in promoting Indian-English literature among ordinary people. The list of attributions of Bhagat is stretching in that way.
Popularity of Bhagat
There may not be another writer who influences the Indian readers as Bhagat within this short period of time. He became the most favourite writer of common readers. Bhagat created a reading category that is eagerly waiting and reading his books. The lives and problems of the ordinary people is the major theme of Chetan's books. He conveys the dreams and the shattering of such desires through his books. Simple language is other main factor. Those who study in the regional school also can easily understand his language. The reader's can follow it easily even without the help of a dictionary. Chetan is entered in to the writing field after reading so many books. He knows the chemistry to entertain the readers. He is usually telling the story in manner which thrills the reader. The reader can see certain characters and situations which may have resemblances with his own life. Chetan Bagath may not considered in the group of Arundhati Roy,Sulman Rushdie and Vikram Seith. Chethan's writings can't be compared with their monumental works.
can maintain the attraction of readers by giving them all the necessary ingredients in the right proportion.
Twitter, blog and political stands
Chetan Bhaghat is a celebrity who takes clear stands in both political-social matters without self effacing only in writing. Chethan conveys his political views through twitter and his own blog. The stand of Chetan Bhagat on topics such as Lokpal, Corruption and black money is remarkable. Chetan called the arrest of
at Ram Leela ground as a National disaster through twitter. Chethan also share his views through the columns of newspapers such as Times of India and Dainik Bhaskar. He also pay attention to communicate with youth while his visits in I.I.T's and I.I.M's of the country. Chetan's latest novel
Revolution 2020: Love, Corruption, Ambition
was published in October 2011. Almost 8 lakh copies of this book is sold out within three months itself. People buy and read Chetan's books even in this present age which notorious for the lack of reading habit. The Chetan magic of attracting common readers to his book is still continues.
Famous novels of Chetan Bhagat
'Five Point someone' published in 2004 was the first novel of Chetan Bhagat. Bhagat's second novel, 'One night @The call center' was published in the consecutive year 2005 itself. The most controversial novel 'The 3 mistakes of my Life' was published in 2008. '2 states 'the fictional novel of Chetan was published in 2009. Chethan's latest novel 'Revolution 2020: Love, Corruption, Ambition' was the latest novel of Chetan Bhagat.
Five point someone (2004)
'Five Point Someone ' Chetan's first novel was written on the background of Delhi I.I.T. It tells the story of three intimate friends namely Hari, Ryan and Alok. The three friends used to celebrate life by breaking the strict rules and regulations of the I.I.T. They celebrated their youth by roam around and loved the daughter of the professor. Chetan conveys his own experiences in the I.I.T through this novel. 'Five point someone' represents friendship and love in a wonderful manner. Reader's response to this novel was very much surprising. It is sold out by breaking all the records of book sale in the
Indian- English literature
category. Sale of single copy of 'Five point someone' was held in each 20 seconds at that time. Chetan can make remarkable transitions in the field of writing with the first book itself.
One night @ the call center(2005)
One night @ the call center was begun from Chetan's train journey from Kanpur to Delhi. He weaves his second novel from the story told by his co-traveler. It is the story six employees of a call center. One day they have to attend a phone call from the God. The story of
One night @ the call center
began like that. This novel leads the readers in to ultimate world of suspense. Call centers and the life of the call center employees are the major themes of 'One night @ the call center'. Chetan narrates the events happened within 11 hours without affecting the thrill of the reader. 'One night @ the call center' breaks the sale records of' Five point someone' within three months.
The 3 mistakes of my life (2008)
Chetan occupied his place in the Indian- English literature just with his two prime novels. It was beginning from a suicide letter which he came across in a holy day. Ahmadabad was the background of
The 3 mistakes of my life
. It was the most controversial novel among Chetan Bhagat. It was story of the life and dreams of three friends namely Govind, Ishaan and Omi. The novel becomes much controversial since it deals with communal riots as well as politics.
Two states (2009)
'Two States' is the story of two Ahmadabad I.I.T students. They were belonged to two different stateof the country. Krish ,the former is the native of Punjab and the latter Anusha Swaminathan belonged to Tamil Nad. '2 States 'is the gripping tale of their attempts to convince the parents and relatives to their marriage. '2 States can be included in the category of fiction. It is related to the real life experience of Chetan and his s wife Anusha Swaminathan. It is the most sold out novel of Chetan. Chetan's other novels are mainly attracted by the youth. But '2 states' attained much popularity among
Indian middle class family
Revolution 2020: Love, Corruption, Ambition(2011)
Revolution 2020: Love, Corruption, Ambition is the latest novel of Chetan Bhagat. Love triangle, corruption, politics and Educational trade. The story of the novel is develops through the lives of three friends namely Gopal, Raghav and Aarati. As Chetan's other novels Revolution 2020 also deals with business and love. The book was well received by the orders since it was released at the time of black money and Anna Harare's protest against it.
Film adaptations of Chetan's novels
Chetan's first two novels namely' Five point someone' and ' One night @ the call center' were adapted in to films. Both films were box office hits. ' Five point someone' was reached in to cinemas with the name of
. Three Idiots become one of the highest grossing films of Bollywood. ' One night @ the call center' was reached in to the theater with a name of Hello.
Message from Chetan for the youngesters
S.Rangarajan to Sujatha
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