If you are looking for quick reads that are a good source of entertainment with a dash of inspiration, then Chetan Bhagat’s books are your solution. He is one of the most successful Indian authors and novelists. Some of Chetan Bhagat’s best-sellers include Five Point Someone, One Night @ the Call Centre, 2 States, and What Young India Wants.
Chetan studied at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, and Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. 4 of his novels have been adapted into Bollywood movies, namely 3 Idiots, Kai Po Che, 2 States, and Hello.
Here is Chetan Bhagat Books List that captures some of his best works you can’t miss!
#1: One Night @ The Call Centre
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 story is of a particular night at the call centre in Gurgaon and the narrations include emotions of lost love, disillusioned aspirations, lack of warmth from family, the stress of the patriarchal system, and the work environment 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.
#2: 2 States: The Story of My Marriage
One of Chetan Bhagat’s most successful books, this 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. The beautiful movie 2 States is an adaptation of this interesting read.
#3: The 3 Mistakes of My Life
Any Indian youngster can relate to Chetan Bhagat’s book – The 3 Mistakes of My Life. This is another book that was turned into a beautiful movie – Kai Po Che! 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.
#4: Revolution Twenty 20: Love. Corruption. Ambition
The beautiful book revolves around three childhood friends, with one of the boys wanting to use his intelligence for raking in the money and the other wants to fight the rut of the system. And in between them is Aarti. What ensues is a tale of love, heartbreak, dark politicians, power of money, friendship turning enmity, and true happiness. This is a gripping tale that is sure to capture the attention of the youth who will find many scenarios of the book relatable to their personal lives.
#5: Five Point Someone; What Not To Do at IIT
‘Five Point Someone: What Not To Do at IIT’ is the debut narrative by renowned author Chetan Bhagat. The plot rotates around 3 friends at IIT. At IIT, 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. The print can be ordered online at Amazon India.
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#6: One Indian Girl
This book revolves around a woman that has shattered the stereotypes our society holds for a woman. From being financially independent to being opinionated to having boyfriends before marriage, Radhika Mehta is an inspiring woman!
#7: The Girl in Room 105
A fast-paced, funny, and unputdownable thriller about obsessive love and finding purpose in life against the backdrop of contemporary India. This is not a love story. It is an unlove story.
#8: One Arranged Murder
Welcome to One Arranged Murder, an unputdownable thriller from India’s highest-selling author. A story about love, friendship, family, and crime, will keep you entertained and hooked right till the end.
#9: Chetan Bhagat Collection
In case you are in love with all of Chetan Bhagat’s best sellers, then this book is what you need. This includes all Chetan Bhagat novels which have always been included in the bestseller lists.
These Chetan Bhagat books are perfect for those who are planning to start the hobby of reading. So, don’t waste any time and quickly grab a copy of these entertaining books.