"Revolution Twenty20" by Chetan Bhagat is a captivating tale set in the vibrant city of Varanasi, India, against the backdrop of the country's socio-economic and political landscape. The novel revolves around the lives of three main characters—Gopal, Aarti, and Raghav—who navigate the challenges and opportunities that come their way in pursuit of their dreams.
Gopal, hailing from a modest background, dreams of achieving financial success and social status. His journey takes a tumultuous turn as he becomes entangled in the corrupt and ruthless world of education and politics. Aarti, Gopal's childhood friend, is a compassionate and ambitious girl who aspires to become an air hostess. The complexities of their relationship add layers to the narrative.
On the other hand, Raghav, an idealistic and determined young man, is driven by the desire to bring about a positive change in society. His path intersects with Gopal's and Aarti's, leading to a compelling narrative that explores themes of love, ambition, corruption, and the pursuit of justice.
The title, "Revolution Twenty20," alludes to the year 2020, symbolizing the characters' aspirations for a revolutionary change in their lives and society at large. Bhagat skillfully weaves a narrative that reflects the aspirations and struggles of the youth in contemporary India, addressing pertinent issues such as corruption in the education system and the impact of economic disparities on relationships.
Overall, "Revolution Twenty20" is a thought-provoking and engaging novel that offers a glimpse into the dreams and dilemmas of the youth in modern India, combining elements of romance, drama, and social commentary.
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About the Author
Chetan Bhagat is the author of nine blockbuster books. These include seven novels—Five Point Someone (2004), One Night @ the Call Center (2005), The 3 Mistakes of My Life (2008), 2 States (2009), Revolution 2020 (2011), Half Girlfriend (2014) and One Indian Girl (2016) and two non-fiction titles— What Young India Wants (2012) and Making India Awesome(2015). His upcoming book 400 Days is now available to preorder and will release on 17th September 2021. Chetan’s books have remained bestsellers since their release. Four out his five novels have been already adapted into successful Bollywood films and the others are in process of being adapted as well. The New York Times called him the ‘the biggest selling English language novelist in India’s history’. Time magazine named him amongst the ‘100 most influential people in the world’ and Fast Company, USA, listed him as one of the world’s ‘100 most creative people in business’. Chetan writes columns for leading English and Hindi newspapers, focusing on youth and national development issues. He is also a motivational speaker and screenplay writer. Chetan quit his international investment banking career in 2009 to devote his entire time to writing and make change happen in the country. He lives in Mumbai with his wife, Anusha, an ex-classmate from IIM-A, and his twin boys, Shyam and Ishaan. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill in the Guestbook with your feedback. You can also follow him on twitter (@chetan_bhagat) or like his Facebook fanpage (https://www.facebook.com/chetanbhagat.fanpage).