Jumbo Editorial Team
Crossword, one of India’s leading lifestyle bookstores, and Rupa Publications, a noted publishing house, launched Chetan Bhagat’s book ‘What Young India Wants’ in Mumbai on August 10.
Author of five novels, all of which went on to become blockbuster sellers since their release, this is Bhagat’s first non-fiction book. Prominent among those present in the book launch were fashion designer Masaba, Bollywood director Abhishek Kapoor and actress Shahzan Padamsee, at Crossword’s Kemps Corner outlet in Mumbai.
‘What Young India Wants’ is a book based on Bhagat’s vast experience as a successful writer besides being a motivational speaker and a columnist.
In clear, simple prose and with great insight, he has described contemporary India, analyses some of the complex issues faced by the everyday young Indian, offers solutions and goes as far as to invite discussions.
He questions hard and demands answers about issues that urgently need to be addressed like the increasing rate of student suicides, ever increasing corruption, political parties among other issues.
Bhagat, along with Masaba, Abhishek Kapoor and Shahzan Padamsee, discussed some of the issues addressed in the book, shared a few stories, experiences and their hopes for a better country.
As mentioned in the book, they asked the question ‘Unless we are all in agreement on what it is going to take to make our country better, how will things ever change?’
“We are extremely happy to launch Chetan’s first non-fiction book on the Crossword platform. We appreciate his efforts towards connecting with the youth to bring about a change in the country. We wish him the very best,” Kinjal Shah, Chief Operating Officer (COO), Crossword Bookstores remarked.
Bhagat is the author of five novels, all of which have gone on to become blockbuster sellers since they were released. They have also been adapted into major Bollywood films.
He was named one of the ‘100 Most Influential People in the World’ by Time magazine and one of the world’s ‘100 Most Creative People in Business’ by Fast Company, USA.
His five blockbuster novels are Five Point Someone (2004), One Night @ the Call Center (2005), The 3 Mistakes of my life (2008), 2 States (2009) and Revolution 2020 (2011).