- Paperback: 296 pages
- Publisher: Rupa Publications India; 2nd edition edition (1 January 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 8129135531
- ISBN-13: 978-8129135537
- Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.9 x 19.7 cm
- Customer Reviews: 1,680 customer ratings
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- #40 in Contemporary Fiction (Books)
Revolution Twenty 20: Love. Corruption. Ambition Paperback – 1 January 2014
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This book is a new edition of the original one with new cover page. Rest everything is the just the same. Coming to the book, the book is awesome. The story is narrated in a simple manner and that's the best part of the book. The story is very heat touching. Everyone reading it can relate himself to the story in one way or the another. The book ending may not be liked by many, but then that is what generally happens in real life! My verdict - Go For It!! --Rishabh Kumar on 06 Feb 2015
All the time now Revolution 2020 moves around my mind. If i would have been in Gopal's place i would have played my cards well & would have achieved the Hierarchy,but Gopal doesn't. This makes me think in today's scenario is there any person who will sacrifice his love,opportunies??? I cant say any thing more,because i'm speechless after reading this. --By Aamir Zafar Khan on 29 March 2015
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In Conversation with Chetan Bhagat
Revolution 2020_Amazon A+
‘Lazy parents, bread-butter again,’ I grumbled, shutting a blue plastic tiffin in the second row. Raghav and I moved to the next desk. ‘Forget it, Gopal. The class will be back any time,’ Raghav said. ‘Shh …’ ‘I’ve brought puri-aloo, we can share that. It’s wrong to steal from others.’ I battled a small, round steel tiffin box. ‘How does one open this?’ Neither of us had the sharp nails required to open the thin steel lid of the stubborn box. We had skipped the morning assembly for our weekly tiffin raid. We had ten more minutes till the national anthem began outside. After that class 5 C would be back. We had to find, eat and keep the tiffins back within that time. ‘It’s pickle and parathas,’ Raghav said, having opened the lid. ‘You want it?’
‘Forget it,’ I said as I returned the steel box to the student’s bag. My eyes darted from one bag to another. ‘This one,’ I said, pointing to a pink imported rucksack in the first row. ‘
We rushed to the target’s seat. I grabbed the Barbie bag, unzipped the front flap and found a red, shiny, rectangular tiffin. The cover had a spoon compartment. ‘Fancy box!’ I said, clicking the lid open. Idlis, a little box of chutney and a large piece of chocolate cake. We’d hit the jackpot.
‘I only want the cake,’ I said as I lifted the huge slice.
‘Don’t take the whole thing. It’s not fair,’ Raghav said.
‘If I eat only a bit, she will get to know,’ I scowled.
‘Cut it into two. Take one, leave the other,’ Raghav said.
‘Cut with what?’
‘Use a ruler,’ he suggested.
I ran to my desk. I brought back a ruler and made a clean cut. ‘Fine?’
I said. ‘Happy now?’
‘It’s her cake.’ Raghav shrugged.
‘But you are my friend,’ I said.
I offered a bite. He refused. I had not had any breakfast at home. I gorged on the cake, my fingers smeared with icing. ‘Why don’t you get your own tiffin?’ Raghav said. I spoke with my mouth stuffed. ‘It will mean extra work for Baba. He makes lunch and dinner anyway.’
‘So?’ ‘I tell him I don’t feel hungry.’ My father taught in a government school. He left home at six, even earlier than me. I licked the chocolate cream off my fingers. We could hear the national anthem.
‘I can bring tiffin for you,’ Raghav said and made me stand up along with him for the anthem.
‘Forget it, your mom cooks boring stuff. Puri every day,’ I said.
We heard students chatter on their way back to class. I stuffed the remaining cake into my mouth.
‘Hurry, hurry,’ Raghav said.
I shut the red tiffin box and placed it back in the Barbie bag.
‘Who sits here anyway?’ Raghav asked.
I fumbled through the pink rucksack and found a brown-paper-covered notebook. I read out the label on the cover, ‘Aarti Pratap Pradhan, Subject: Maths, Class 5, Section C, Age 10, Roll number 1, Sunbeam School.’ ‘Whatever. Are we done?’ Raghav said. I hung the bag back on Aarti’s chair, in its original place.
‘Let’s go,’ I said. We ran to our back-row seats, sat and put our heads down on the desk. We closed our eyes and pretended to be sick, the reason for skipping the morning assembly. The entire 5 C entered the room, filling the class with the simultaneous cacophony of four dozen ten-year-olds. Simran Gill madam, our class teacher, arrived a minute later and the noise died down. ‘Multiplication,’ she wrote on the board, even as the children were still settling down. I sat up straight and craned my neck to see Aarti Pratap Pradhan, roll . She wore a white skirt, white shirt, red cardigan and had ribbons in her plaits, and she faced the teacher most seriously as she sat down.
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The plot seems like very simple and real..the dilemmna of gopal,raghav and aarti is very obvious and something that most of us can relate to.
My favourite character in this book is raghav,not bcoz of his riches or good looks but because of his honesty and being real self.
Villain in this book i find to be aarti..she is confused b/w what she wants and what she has , i think she used both of them to her benefits
As the tagline says 'Love Corruption Ambition' -- there is their exact and splendid portrayal. He very finely expresses every feeling of the heart. The book keeps you hooked from the first page to the last.
If you are searching something on love and friendship you are at the best place. You will love reading the book again and again.
I have read all the books of Chetan Bhagat and this is definitely the best one! Eagerly waiting to watch it as a film.
a nice but a complicated read...
Top international reviews
It also illustrates the intensely competitive nature of the Indian education system and the huge pressure on students to perform and get ahead of the crowd.
Good tale well told.
The author has created many twists within the plot and a great insight to the real indian political world with a beautiful love story. The ending isn't what one would expect, but that's the great thing about the author, every book has the unexpected.
A very good read, highly recommend.
Its a shame that im forced to give a star rating as all Chetans books are 5 star, but if I cant read it what else can I do. sadly 1 star
While reading I sometimes laugh by my self other I lost deep in the ocean of tought.