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Vikas Swarup - Author

About the Author

Vikas Swarup is the author of the bestselling sensation Q&A, which was filmed as the Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire, and Six Suspects. His novels have been translated into more than forty languages. Vikas Swarup was a judge on 2011's Man Asian Literary Prize.  Swarup currently works in the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi.

 

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Six Suspects Detective Fiction

Six Suspects Detective Fiction

Author: Vikas Swarup Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/04/2018

Vicky Rai, the son of a high-profile Minister, has been shot dead by one of the guests at his own party. They are a glitzy bunch, but among them the police find six strange, displaced characters with a gun in their possession. each of them steaming with a secret motive. India's wiliest investigative journalist, Arun Advani, makes it his mission to nail the murderer. In doing so, the amazing, tender and touching, techni-colour lives of six eccentric personalities unravel before our eyes. But can we trust Advani? Or does he have another agenda in mind...?

Die wundersame Beforderung

Die wundersame Beforderung

Author: Vikas Swarup Format: eBook Release Date: 10/09/2014

Von der Verkauferin zur Leiterin eines Imperiums - die mitreiende Geschichte eines marchenhaften AufstiegsSappna kann nicht glauben, was ihr der Fremde im Tempel anbietet: Sie soll die Leitung seines Imperiums bernehmen, allerdings muss sie sich vorher sieben Prfungen unterziehen. Sappna lehnt ab, doch dann zwingen sie die Umstnde dazu, auf dieses seltsame Angebot einzugehen Warum ausgerechnet sie? Sappna, die als Verkuferin in einem Elektroladen arbeitet, ist irritiert, als Acharya, einer der reichsten Mnner Indiens, ihr anbietet, die Leitung seines Milliarden Dollar schweren Imperiums zu bernehmen. Vorher muss sie allerdings sieben Tests bestehen, mit denen er ihre Integritt prfen will.Sappna glaubt an eine Falle und schlgt das Angebot entrstet aus, bis die Umstnde sie dazu zwingen, ihre Meinung zu ndern. Doch wann sollen die angekndigten Prfungen endlich beginnen?Sappna will wissen, woran sie ist, nicht ahnend, dass ihr Gnner sie stndig beobachtet - das Leben hlt nun mal die besten Prfungen bereit. Aber kann man Acharya wirklich vertrauen? Oder spielt er ein ganz anderes Spiel?Im Leben bekommt man nicht das, was man verdient, sondern das, was man verhandelt - und Sappna ist fest entschlossen, es allen zu zeigen.Ein zauberhafter Roman vom Autor des oscarprmierten Films "e;Slumdog Millionaire"e;, voller unerwarteter Wendungen, der rasante Unterhaltung verspricht.

Rupien! Rupien!

Rupien! Rupien!

Author: Vikas Swarup Format: eBook Release Date: 24/06/2011

"e;Charmant und rasant erzahlt"e; (FAZ) - Vikas Swarups Roman aus dem modernen Indien Warum sitzt ein armer indischer Kellner im Gefangnis? Er hat a) zu viel Whisky getrunken b) Geld aus der Kasse geklaut c) sich mit einem Kunden geprugelt d) in einer Quizshow gewonnenMohammed Thomas wurde verhaftet. Und das, weil er zwlf Fragen in der Quizshow WER WIRD MILLIARDR? richtig beantworten konnte. Keiner kann sich vorstellen, dass ein Waisenjunge, der nie in seinem Leben eine Schule besucht oder eine Zeitung gelesen hat, wei wie der kleinste Planet unseres Sonnensystems heit oder welche Stcke aus der Feder Shakespeares stammen. Er muss also ein Betrger sein. Gemeinsam mit einer Anwltin, die wie die gute Fee aus dem Mrchen im Gefngnis erscheint und Ram helfen will, schaut er sich die Videoaufzeichnung der Quizshow an, und erzhlt ihr und dem Leser aus seinem unglaublichen Leben. Nach und nach wird klar, warum er die richtigen Antworten wusste. Kinostart: 19. Mrz 2009

Slumdog Millionaire - Book and Audio CD Pack - Intermediate

Slumdog Millionaire - Book and Audio CD Pack - Intermediate

Author: Vikas Swarup Format: Board book Release Date: 01/01/2010

A collection that features support material for the story, including a short summary; a description of major themes; pre-reading vocabulary activities; post reading language and comprehensive exercises; and, a literary analysis and questions.

Slumdog Millionaire

Slumdog Millionaire

Author: Vikas Swarup Format: Board book Release Date: 01/01/2010

A collection that features support material for the story, including a short summary; a description of major themes; pre-reading vocabulary activities; post reading language and comprehensive exercises; and, a literary analysis and questions.

Six Suspects

Six Suspects

Author: Vikas Swarup Format: eBook Release Date: 01/11/2009

There's a caste system-even in murder. Vicky Rai, the son of a high-profile Minister, has been shot dead by one of the guests at his own party. They are a glitzy bunch, but among them the police find six strange, displaced characters with a gun in their possession, each of them steaming with a secret motive. India's wiliest investigative journalist, Arun Advani, makes it his mission to nail the murderer. In doing so, the amazing, tender, and touching, technicolor lives of six eccentric characters unravel before our eyes. But can we trust Advani? Or does he have another agenda in mind...?

Slumdog Millionaire

Slumdog Millionaire

Author: Vikas Swarup Format: eBook Release Date: 24/03/2009

Former tiffin boy Ram Mohammad Thomas has correctly answered twelve questions on a television quiz show to win a cool one billion rupees. But he is brutally slung in prison on suspicion of cheating-for how else could a poor, uneducated orphan know so much: the name of the smallest planet, global capitals, and diplomatic policy? In the order of the questions on the show, Ram tells us which amazing adventures in his street-kid life gave him the answers.From orphanages to brothels, gangsters to beggar-masters, and into the homes of Bollywood's rich and famous, Ram's story is brimming with the chaotic comedy, heart-stopping tragedy, and tear-inducing joyousness of modern India.

Slumdog Millionaire

Slumdog Millionaire

Author: Vikas Swarup, Simon Beaufoy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/01/2009

With the whole nation watching Jamal Malik is just one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India's 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?' But when the show breaks for the night, police arrest him on susicion of cheating: how could a street kid know so much? Desperate to prove his innocence, Jamal tells the story of his life in the slum where he and his brother grew up. Each chapter of Jamal's increasingly layered story reveals where he learned the answer to each of the game show's questions. But the final question remains a mystery. One Chief Inspector and Sixty Million viewers are about to find out what the answer is.

Q & A Slumdog Millionaire

Q & A Slumdog Millionaire

Author: Vikas Swarup Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/01/2009

Former tiffinboy Ram Mohammad 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 prison on suspicion of cheating. Because how can a kid from the slums know who Shakespeare was, unless he is pulling a fast one. In the order of the questions on the show, Ram tells us which amazing adventures in his street-kid life gave him the answers. From orphanages to brothels, gangsters to beggar-masters, and into the homes of Bollywood's rich and famous, Ram's story is brimming with the chaotic comedy, heart-stopping tragedy and tear-inducing joyousness of modern India.

Q & A Slumdog Millionaire

Q & A Slumdog Millionaire

Author: Vikas Swarup Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/01/2006

The bestselling book behind the Oscar-winning film SLUMDOG MILLLIONAIRE directed by Danny Boyle Former tiffinboy Ram Mohammad 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 prison on suspicion of cheating. Because how can a kid from the slums know who Shakespeare was, unless he is pulling a fast one. In the order of the questions on the show, Ram tells us which incredible adventures in his life on the streets gave him the answers. From orphanages to brothels, gangsters to beggar-masters, and into the homes of Bollywood's rich and famous, Ram's story is brimming with the chaotic comedy, heart-stopping tragedy and tear-inducing joyousness of modern India.

Slumdog Millionaire

Slumdog Millionaire

Author: Vikas Swarup Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 27/07/2005

Winner of Seven Bafta Awards inlcuding Best Film, 'Slumdog Millionaire' is based on Vikas Swarup's bestseller 'Q and A', which only took Swarup two months to write!Read by Kerry Shale, this beautiful award winning audio communicates Vikas' words and narrative to life, allowing the listener to envisage the colour and vibrance of Mumbai and the hard hitting truth of poverty and struggle through the eyes of two young boys and the friends they make along the way. One of the boys comes through it all, knowledgable and determined by answering twelve questions correctly on a gameshow. Stunning an audience of millions, he draws on a store of street wisdom and trivia to provide him with the essential keys, not only to the quiz show, but to life itself.Adapted for the big screen Swarup's achievement has already been marked by winning four Golden Globes. Slumdog cleaned up, winning seven of the eleven award nominations including Best Film at the BAFTAs in London so the only thing left for Swarup to think about now are the Oscars whereby this enchanting story has been nominated ten times!

Q and A

Q and A

Author: Vikas Swarup Format: eBook Release Date: 15/06/2005

Why is a penniless waiter from Mumbai sitting in a prison cell? Is it because: a)he has punched a customer; b)he has drunk too much whisky; c)he has stolen money from the till; or d)he is the biggest quiz-show winner in history?Ram Mohammad Thomas has been arrested. For answering twelve questions correctly on Who Will Win A Billion? Because a poor orphan who has never gone to school cannot name the smallest planet in the solar system, or the plays of Shakespeare. Unless he has cheated.Ram prepares his defence by reviewing TV footage of the show, and takes us on an amazing tour of his life. From the day he is rescued from a dustbin, to his encounter with a security-crazed Australian colonel, and a spell as an over-creative guide at the Taj Mahal, Ram's survival instincts are infallible. Stunning an audience of millions, he draws on a store of street wisdom and trivia to provide him with the essential keys, not only to the quiz show, but to life itself.

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