Vikas Swarup

Q and A

2005 (First published)

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Author
Vikas Swarup
Date
2005 First published
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Language English
Notes Q & A is a novel by Vikas Swarup an Indian diplomat. Published in 2005, it was the author's first novel. Set in India, it tells the rags to riches story of Ram Mohammad Thomas, a young waiter who becomes the biggest quiz show winner in history, only to be sent to jail on accusations that he cheated. Over the course of the novel, Ram Mohammed Thomas gives flashbacks of his life to explain to the police how he knew the answers to the show's questions - including the corruption he was faced with and had to overcome. The book is about destiny vs luck, and personal dedication. In 2008, the book was loosely adapted into the multiple Oscar-winning movie Slumdog Millionaire.

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