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There are too much rumors about translate the novel to English language but because the novel didn't won the (IPAF) Prize for 2008 that makes all that just a buzz. As far as I know there is none and if i hear about something i will let u know.
hi... sorry 4 late reply...ya u can read five point some one book... only if u like some fleshy, naugty stuff happened in college days!!! n the book is not about the IIT'S its about how things can get topsy turvy if u dont follow rules in ur academic life!! if u like these things ofcourse u can read this book!! but beware lang is a slang!! with lots of f*** word if u r not comfortable with that then dont go ahead!! bye happy reading!!
hi henchard, I'm a software engineer and currently I'm in Dubai. if u'r interested in the documentary film type of literature you will lots of good works in Malayalam Literature, particulary the books from 1960-1990. Those were the golden period of Malayalam Literature is what everyone says. Do pay a visit to these parts if you get time. Theres lots to see and eplore in this part of the world. It will be worth.
thank you henchard. your shelf too is really impressive.
i dont think Five Point Someone would give you an accurate picture on the Indian education system. It is more or less in the pulp fiction genre with IIT (Indian Institute of Technology, Premier Professional Institute of India) as its stage. Chetan Bhagat's second one - "One Night at Call Centre" would be a better informal guide towards the BPO industry in India, though still it doesn't give you a 100 percent picture. I believe there some better works which reflects/comments on the education system in India. I'll check with my friends and get you some more better ones to read.
How did you find the book "Scavengers Son"? I am from the same part of India as its author, and ironically I haven't read this one. He is a very celebrated author in this part of the world and is one person who introduced a new style in our literature.
Hi Henchard, "Five point someone" is more about fun part of College. Though it has IIT/IIS culture in that, it does not talk heavily about the education system as such.
But, you will surely have lots of fun and you will love reading this book.
If you want to know more about Indian education system and IT culture, I can recommend you few books, which I will write you by end of day tomorrow.
Absolutely not. Don't read this book as it is going to give you the wrong picture about Indian writers. It has been written pretty badly by an amateur writer. Read about the Indian Reservation System if you want some insight on high tech immigration (or the "brain drain" as we call it) from India to the US.