Q & A
The bestselling book behind the Oscar-winning film SLUMDOG MILLLIONAIRE directed by Danny Boyle Former tiffinboy Ram Mohammad Thomas has just got twelve questions correct on a TV quiz-show to win a cool one billion rupees. But he is brutally slung in prison on suspicion of cheating. Because how can a kid from the slums know who Shakespeare was, unless he is pulling a fast one. In the order of the questions on the show, Ram tells us which incredible adventures in his life on the streets gave him the answers. From orphanages to brothels, gangsters to beggar-masters, and into the homes of Bollywood's rich and famous, Ram's story is brimming with the chaotic comedy, heart-stopping tragedy and tear-inducing joyousness of modern India.
How a penniless waiter from Mumbai became the biggest quiz-show winner in history - warm-hearted comic storytelling by a debut author
Winner of Heathrow Travel Product Award: Travel Read, Fiction 2009.
VIKAS SWARUP is an Indian diplomat who has served in Turkey, the United States, Ethiopia and Great Britain. He is presently posted in the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi. Q&A is to be published in twenty-three languages worldwide; film rights and musical rights optioned preemptively. He is at work on a second novel.