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 amazing adventures in his street-kid life 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.
Q & A: Slumdog Millionaire
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VIKAS SWARUP is the author of Slumdog Millionaire (previously published as Q & A), which was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book (Eurasia), won the Boeke Prize (South Africa) and was made into a celebrated feature film that won eight Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay. He has been a member of the Indian Foreign Service for over thirty years and was recently appointed as High Commissioner of India to Canada. He is also the author of the novels Six Suspects and The Accidental Apprentice. His books have been translated into over forty languages.