Chetan’s next: Love story set in Bihar

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Patna. For all the Chetan Bhagat’s fans in Bihar, it is time to celebrate. The most popular Indian writer in English among youth is working on a new book which will come out in October.

In an interview to a leading newspaper, Bhagat said that “It is a love story. It’s set in Bihar and it’s a rural-urban love story. I’ve tried to touch rural India this time, which I haven’t done in my previous books. Rural India is also a part of India. The challenge is to do a book that my reader’s like, you know, stories about contemporary modern India, yet I am able to cover new ground, and I am able to give my own take on rural issues,”

Bhagat says that there’s a certain elitism we’ve created around the English language, which has almost become like a new caste system, so the book is an attempt to kind of demolish that and democratise the language a little bit. It’s a challenging book because it’s taking on the issue of elitism in English but the book itself is in English.