This is a longread posts i came across today and its worth reading and hence sharing both the blogs :
Why do we hate Chetan Bhagat?
Exceptionally well written….I have been thinking on this topic after i came across a review about his latest book. I haven’t ever tried any of his works so far, nor even planning to. I find more reliable and authentic writers from our country. I do read mostly from the old authors, may be its my prejuidistic mind for not having a welcoming mentality towards new authors. But i do read new works too from various states of our country either english or malayalam translation. I too believe in elite reading. When ever I come across any beginners in reading, I suggest them books of Ruskin Bond, R K Narayan etc since they write in the most simple way but evergreen and honest in the expressions of their ideas. Really worth reading article with unbiased opinions
I am no fan of Chetan Bhagat (CB). The mediocrity of craft in CB’s books keeps me away from them. His tweets and columns and speeches are often terribly offensive and rather unintelligent and crass.
I cannot wish him away just as I cannot wish away the reality of Dengue and Chikungunya. Some try, of course.
UK-based journalist-writer Salil Tripathi says “He exists for readers who are new to the English language and new to the idea of reading.” Author-columnist Santosh Desai agrees, “It marks a breakthrough of sorts – writing in English becoming popular in a mainstream sort of a way, moving away from a desire to exclude, speaking to a new set of aspirations with simple but resonant stories, cocking a snook at elitism.”
Moving away from a Desire to Exclude! I am not going to focus on the Desire, but lets just go with the word Exclude…
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