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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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - papacromer - LibraryThing
Danny Boyle (Sunshine) directed this wildly energetic, Dickensian drama about the desultory life and times of an Indian boy whose bleak, formative experiences lead to an appearance on his country's ... Read full review
Q & A: a novelUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Swarup's debut novel is not for the faint of heart. Set in contemporary India, it opens with the arrest of a poor orphan boy named Ram Mohammed Thomas who wins the ultimate prize on a quiz show called ... Read full review