AUTHOR: Vikus Swarup
A former tiffinboy from Mumbai, Ram Mohannad 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 a prison cell on suspicion of cheating. Because how can a kid from the slums know who Shakespeare was unless he has been pulling a fast one. In the order of the questions on the show, Ram tells us which amazing adventures in his street-kit life taught him the answers. From orphanages to brothels, gangsters to beggar-masters, and into the homes of Bollywood's rich and famous, Slumdog Millionaire is brimming with the chaotic comedy, heart stopping tragedy, and tear-inducing joyfullness of modern India.