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.
"This brilliant story, as colossal, vibrant and chaotic as India itself... is not to be missed" Observer
Vikas Swarup hat als indischer Diplomat in der Türkei, in den USA, Äthiopien und Grossbritannien gearbeitet. Zurzeit ist er beim Aussenministerium in Neu Delhi beschäftigt.