Chetan Bhagat

Topics: Novel, Salman Rushdie, India Pages: 3 (1099 words) Published: August 25, 2011
Chetan Bhagat
Chetan Bhagat
(Born 22 April 1974) is an Indian author who has written five points someone, one night @the call centre, the 3 mistakes of my life and 2 states: the story of my marriage. He has also written the script of Hello, the Hindi movie based on one night @the call centre.Bhagat was born in New Delhi in a Punjabi family and attended the army school (1978-1991), Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi. He studied Mechanical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, and then studied at Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmadabad (1995-1997), where he was named “The Best out Going Student”.

He fell in love with his IIM Ahmadabad classmate Anusha and they eventually got married. He has two twin sons called Shyam and Ishaan. Chetan is also a motivational speaker and has given talks in leading MNC’s and Institutions. Chetan quits his international investment banking career in 2009, to devote his entire time to writing and make change happen in the country. He recently moved to India after eleven years in Hong Kong. He now lives in Mumbai with his wife and kids. The New York Times called Chetan “the biggest selling English language novelist in India’s history”. Seen more as a youth icon than just an author, this IIT D/IIMA graduate is making India read like never before. Time magazine placed Chetan Bhagat in the Time list of “100 world’s most influential people” Writing style

Bhagat’s writing style tends to be simple with linear narratives and vivid story telling. Bhagat’s writing style is in a light hearted manner with some dark themes in the background. His protagonists tend to be named after avatar of the Hindu deity Vishnu, like Hari, Shyam, Govind, or Krishna. All in his books have numbers in title. (e.g.: ’five’ in his first novel, ’one’ in his second, ‘three’ in his third and ‘two’ in his latest book ) when asked about this Bhagat replied “I’m a banker. I can’t get numbers out of my head”. Bhagat writes in the quick-fire...
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