Chetan Bhagat’s One Indian Girl did homework with one hundred girls

October 14, 2016, 12:58 pm
Chetan Bhagat’s One Indian Girl did homework with one hundred girls
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Chetan Bhagat’s One Indian Girl did homework with one hundred girls

Chetan Bhagat’s One Indian Girl did homework with one hundred girls

Chetan Bhagat released his latest book One Indian Girl on 1st October , having done a lot of homework among women to find out “their (women's) deepest thoughts, inside problems, confusions, contradictions in life”.

I get to tell the story, I want to tell. I can’t be told what story to write, what characters to be
Chetan Bhagat

He strongly believes that a writer should have the freedom to decide on his writing style rather than bending his ways to please the critics.

In an interview with IndianExpress , Chetan Bhagat talks about his journey that he has never attempted ever in 12 years since his first book, Five Point Someone, being in the shoes of a woman. He has taken up a bold move to write a story from a woman’s perspective.

Agreeing that the step taken was completely different from his usual method, he has glued with the usual Chetan story setting.

Radhika is an investment banker, similar to what I did. She lives in New York, Bangkok, places where I have lived
Chetan Bhagat

The main challenge he faced during the making of the novel was identifying what went through the lives of a middle-class Indian woman.

He believes his protagonist, Radhika Mehta is “practical feminist and not a feminist Nazi”.

“One Indian Girl is about an Indian girl who is intelligent and successful, because of which she finds it difficult to get love” - Chetan Bhagat

On questioning about his view about feminism he says, “Feminism to me is a woman getting an equal right to pursue her happiness. That depends on context, region, what average Indian women want.”

People who know me well have said, If you were a girl, this would be you
Chetan Bhagat critically analysing the book

For some readers the book will be nothing more than a yawnfest, a very normal, daily story with nothing unconventional to define feminism in it