All Chetan Bhagat Books List and their short review

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About Chetan Bhagat
Chetan Bhagat is an Indian author, columnist and screenwriter, who is popularly known for his English-language novels, mostly based on the lives of young and upwardly mobile urban middle class citizens. Bhagat’s novels have sold over seven million copies and in 2008, The New York Times quoted Bhagat as “”the biggest selling English language novelist in India’s history.

Books List

Five Point Someone


What Not To Do at IIT’ is the debut narrative by renowned author Chetan Bhagat. The plot rotates around 3 friends Hari, Ryan and Alok at IIT. Their companionship is strengthened into close bond during their years at IIT, experiencing extreme hardship to endure through the tough competitions. Three of them have high self-expectations of being at the top in their classes and graduate out of the Institution with flying colours. As opposed to their expectations, the results and scores fall beyond their imagination.

Hari has by the time fallen for his professor’s daughter. Alok and Ryan are the 2 beings who never get along with each other. At IIT, the 3 of them have to bear the skeptical professors, stressful study materials and assignments, burden of limitless examinations and a stern academic timetable. The story focuses on their on-the-brink survival in the IITs and the unending struggle with the age-old education system of India. The book has been adapted into immensely successful films in the languages Tamil and Hindi.

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One Night @ The Call Center


‘One Night at the Call Centre’ focuses on the story of one night’s happening with 6 people working together at a call centre in Gurgaon, India. At this particular call centre, the employees are focused on giving technical support to American clients. The 6 characters, Shyam, Priyanka, Esha, Vroom, Radhika and Military Uncle are friends, who are all working on this particular night shift together. In America, it is the THANKSGIVING time and the phone lines are ringing frantically. The call centre receives one call from a very special caller, GOD. A call that alters everything.

Although, it is vastly based on this story of 6 characters, the book initiates with a train journey from Kanpur to Delhi. The narrating author meets a young girl on the train, who offers to narrate to him an account with a prerequisite that he will have to convert it into his 2nd publication. The author hesitantly agrees. And the story is of that particular night at the call centre in Gurgaon. The story is narrated through Shyam’s perspective. The narrations include emotions of lost love, disillusioned aspirations, lack of warmth from family, stress of patriarchal system and the work environs of multinationals.

The premises that this book contains include the quietness and reserved lives of the youth of modern India, inhibitions about career, marriage and family problems in a gradually transforming India.

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The Three Mistakes of My Life


The 3 Mistakes of my life is the third novel written by eminent Indian Author Chetan Bhagat. Based on cricket, business and religion, the novel is set against the backdrop of beautiful city Ahmedabad. Revolving around three young Indian boys Omi, Ishaan and Govind, the book goes on to narrate how the three are trying their best to make ends meet in the city.

Based on real events, the book starts with a dramatic twist, where Bhagat is reading an e-mail sent by some young person Govind, who has consumed sleeping pills for some reason and is writing to Bhagat, while waiting for his life to end. This book revolves around the three major mistakes committed by Govind in his life; he also happens to be the central character of the novel.

Govind dreams to be a successful businessperson, while his friend Ishaan loves cricket and with the help of Omi and his priest parents, they set up their first venture – a sports accessories’ shop in a rented place outside the temple premises.

Mostly revolving around these three young fellows, the novel has almost everything that youngsters in India can relate to; from budding love story and betrayal to death, riots and suicide, the book touches upon a wide range of emotions and common perceptions in India. Targeting young audiences, the 3 mistakes of my life is a simply written novel that like his previous work is filled with dramatic twists and turns that keep a reader glued to the book till the end.

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2 States: The Story of My Marriage


Adapted as a hit film, this book is the fourth in Bhagat’s list of novels and also the fourth one to be adapted as a movie. This fun-filled love story that gets complicated when the question of marriage comes up, is a loose adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s own marriage.

This is a story of a love affair between two IIM students hailing from two different states, Punjab and Tamil Nadu. Miles apart in distance and custom, Krish and Ananya’s love blossoms within the confines of their college walls. But with the end of college and beginning of a career, the question of marriage does not stand far away.

They embark on a journey of convincing their parents for the marriage. But the persuasion takes a lot more than just a few words. The journey that the couple takes from being romantically involved to getting married is full of twists and turns. This is more because, in India, it is easy to fall in love but tricky to convert that love into a love marriage.

The book details the quintessential Indian parents, the way marriages generally work in India and the two varied cultures beautifully; it also goes on to show that far beyond religion and creed, love keeps fighting for its place.

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Revolution 2020


Book Summary of Revolution 2020 Once upon a time, in small-town India, there lived two intelligent boys. One wanted to use his intelligence to make money. One wanted to use his intelligence to create a revolution. The problem was, they both loved the same girl. Welcome to Revolution 2020. A story about childhood friends Gopal, Raghav and Aarti who struggle to find success and love in Varanasi. However, it isn’t easy to achieve this in an unfair society that rewards the corrupt. As Gopal gives in to the system, and Raghav fights it, who will win? From the bestselling author of Five Point Someone, one night @ the call center, The Three Mistakes of My Life and 2 States, comes another gripping tale from the heartland of India. Are you ready for the revolution?

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What Young India Wants


Written by one of the most famous bestselling author of India, Chetan Bhagat, ‘What India Wants’ is Bhagat’s maiden foray into the world of non-fiction literature.

Based on his experience as a motivational speaker and a writer, Bhagat tries to analyse the current socio-political scenario in the country and tries to analyse different situations and crises, for which he even attempts to offer some solutions.

Known for his deep understanding of aspiring young Indians, Chetan Bhagat in this book, beyond doing a methodical analysis of problems confronting youngsters, is blunt about the solutions that need to be worked out. He also addresses them with difficult approaches that need to be taken so as to realise their dreams as well as that of the nation.

In the last chapter, titled ‘Unless we are all in agreement on what it is going to take to make our country better, how will things ever change?’ the author in clear terms advocates a consensual approach backed by hard work to bring about the change that all of us desire.

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Half Girlfriend


Half Girlfriend is a story of Bihari boy Madhav, a Hindi speaking Bihari who falls in love with Riya, an influential Delhi girl on the campus of prestigious St. Stephen’s College. Madhav belongs to middle class family, while Riya is from higher class and both have different lifestyles. Madhav proposes her, but Riya rejects the proposal because she thinks they are good as a friend only.

A romance novel for the young adults, Half Girlfriend is a story that has been set in different locations including Bihar, Delhi and New York; it revolves around a boy who comes from Bihar in India and his deep longing to dazzle out the girl he is in love with.

According to the author, the book is meant for the “non-English-types” and reveals the utter dissatisfaction and language problems a young man from Bihar, who speaks Bhojpuri and knows little about the ways of big cities, had to wade through as he got admitted at St. Stephen’s College in the national capital, a place that signified sophistication. He falls for a rich, smart and high-class girl from the city. Although the girl never fully accepts this relationship, she nevertheless gives a nod to be his “half girlfriend”.

Highlighting the new modern love story, as the name suggests it revolves around the unique idea of half girlfriend and how modern day relationship moves from good, bad to exciting things. Meanwhile, the novel will also bestow with some beautiful sight seen of Patna (Bihar) and New York.

So, will Madhav succeed to make Riya fall in love with him? Will Riya accept him or not? All these answers are available in this 280 page long book. This love story is beyond live in relationship and love at first sight type of love story and Chetan Bhagat’s creative writing has made it a unique love story.

The novel has also been published in Hindi and Gujarati versions as well. A Bollywood film adaptation is also planned and will be directed by Mohit Suri and produced by Ekta Kapoor and Bhagat.

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Making India Awesome


‘Making India Awesome: New Essays and Columns’ by renowned Indian author Chetan Bhagat is a book that showers light on India’s most obstinate snags—unemployment, violence, poverty, discrimination against women, religious fundamentalism, illiteracy and communal violence.

This is the first time Chetan Bhagat, renowned for writing non-fiction books based on the lives of Indian youth, has tried his hand at writing non-fictional contents with ‘Making India Awesome’ being a collection of essays that discusses some of the most prevalent problems prevailing in India.

Starting with a note on his journey, the book is strategically divided into four parts i.e., Our Society, Politics, Our Youth and Two stories. Written using simple language and concept, the book aims to make the readers understand the most complex problems that the nation is facing today.

Giving practical suggestion on how to solve the problem, Bhagat also give suggestions on how the youth of India can give their bit in solving these problems.

Sixth book in a row, it is all about Chetan Bhagat’s take on Indian Society, culture and, most importantly, on politics.

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One Indian Girl


Coming to the next novel by Chetan Bhagat – One Indian Girl which released in October 2017. In his latest book, Chetan Bhagat has tried to highlight the issue of Feminism and inequality for women in Urban India. It is about difference how a male with the same lifestyle and choices are accepted by society while a female doesn’t. One India Girl is the 9th novel by Chetan Bhagat in which has dared to write in the first person with a female perspective. And it’s worth to read Chetan writing in a female’s voice.

One Indian Girl by Chetan Bhagat is a story of Radhika Mehta, an intelligent and successful lady who works at a top Investment Bank. The novel takes a deep look at the problems faced by any employed Indian women in all walks of life, be it work, society or love. Not only she earns a lot of money but also has an opinion on everything happening around her.

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The Girl in Room 105


Finally, talking about the latest book by Chetan Bhagat – The Girl in Room 105 – which releases in October 2018. The bestselling author brings yet another love story which he rather refers to as ‘An Unlove Story’. This time the lead characters are from different religions; Keshav is a Hindu boy while Zara is a Muslim girl from Kashmir. And due to that, they have to break up after a happy relationship.

Zara moves on while Keshav is stuck hating everything including his job. After years, one night, Zara asks Keshav to come to her hostel room 105 where they used to meet usually. And the story takes a whole different turn towards thrilling events.

Chetan has wisely weaved the current scenarios of Indian political take on the Kashmir valley as the background which brings a freshness to the story. Just like his previous books, The Girl in Room 105 by Chetan Bhagat again succeeds in outlining a social issue of our country with the help of an interesting storyline.

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India Positive


The latest book by Chetan Bhagat in the non-fiction category is India Positive. The book is a compilation of new essays and selected columns and hit tweets of the author talking about the burning issues of the nation.

Chetan Bhagat has claimed that this book will help readers in forming a positive opinion about India. Issues like, unemployment, higher education, inflation and other recent burning issues which the country has faced like Pulwama attack is included in the book.

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