Slumdog Millionaire

December 9, 2008|
Slumdog Millionaire by Vikas Swarup
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Ram Mohammad Thomas has been arrested—for answering twelve questions correctly on TV’s Who Will Win a Billion? Ram has never gone to school and never read a newspaper. There is no way a poor orphan from Jimmy’s Bar could know the names of the planets or the plays of Shakespeare ... unless he cheated. Rescued from his police cell by a lawyer, Ram reviews television footage of his flawless performance and takes us on an amazing tour of his life growing up in Asia’s biggest slum—from the day he is salvaged from a garbage can, to his job with a faded Bollywood star, to working as an over-creative tour guide at the Taj Mahal, to falling in love with Nita, a young prostitute. A brilliantly conceived fable with a modern sensibility, Slumdog Millionaire is a comic and charming novel that paints an enthralling portrait of humanity.

Originally published as Q&A.

VIKAS SWARUP was born in Allahabad, India, to an illustrious familythat includes several prominent lawyers. He attended Allahabad University, where he made his mark as a champion debater, winningnational-level competitions. After graduating, he joined the Indian Foreign Service and was posted to various countries, includingTurkey, the ...
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Title:Slumdog MillionaireFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:320 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.72 inShipping dimensions:320 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.72 inPublished:December 9, 2008Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1554685133

ISBN - 13:9781554685134

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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