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Title: Revolution 2020 - Love, Corruption, Ambition
Author: Chetan Bhagat
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Copyright © Chetan Biiagal 2011
First in Rupa Paperback 2011
Second Impression 2011
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mihm has used iMrneis iUiOc icM places,
upk and mst tiUicns as tht*\ ap*es»eul ul'ural 'tuit t>i todav and
Morvreii itg. Tbtre ^ no uuentioij to miulv anv*hmg eke.
Ptirmd in India by
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Noida 201 301
To my mother
To the holy river
To the Indian student
i .clanks to i
My readers, for their love and support.
God who lodes after me,
Shrnie Antony, who remains the first: reader and editor of my books,
Aoubha Bang, for her suggestions at ail stages in the writing of
this book. Nutan Beridre, Niharika Khaima> Michelle Perelra, Prateek
Dhawa«» Zitim Dhawan and Aoerag Anand, for their great comments on
Saurabh Rungta and Kisliore Shanna, for their help in research.
The amazing, amaang people o f Varanasi
All the people I met during my travels and talks, who helped me
understand my country better.
My mother Refcha* wile Aiiuslia, brother Kcim% for being In my life.
My sons Ishaan and Shyaro, who tell me. I t s OK, Daddy during my
My extended family on Twitter and Facebook.
Rupa and Company for publishing me.
Thefilmmakerswho chose to make my stories into hlim
And once again, yon, dear reader, for wanting a revolution.
And / hopt not rust you hut oar %holc coti'iry will keep that spark ifiivt,
ijfnr: is something an>/ about sayhr; - i ujrne from the land of a bdlion
sparks Ihiif'k YOU! f mid, tiidvw nn m>*ir;ational speech at Tiluk Hall,
The daps and whistles-were my me. to; leave, Security volunteers formed
a. humm barricade and soon I managed a neat exit from-the hail
5Thank you so much sir* someone. said right- behind me..
I turned around to face my host 'Mr Mhhra? I mid, T was looking for
"Berne call me Gopal! he said. Ihe car is over there!
I walked- out -with the young director- of Gangalhch College, Copal
Mlshra, His Hack Mercedes whisked us amy. from the crowded Vidyapaih
"So you saw the temples and the ghats f Gopal asked. "Ikats aB Vdrmmsi
'Yeah, 1 went to the Vtshwanaih 'Temple, and Dashashwamedh
five in • the miming* f love this -city! I said>
'Qht.goodL What.did.you like best about Varanasif*
morning aarii ai the ghats, 1 saw it for the first time, all those diyas
floating at dawn. It was out of this world!
'What?'I said, 'Isn't Varmmtk mrti beautiful?
"Yeah, Yeah., His.... ft is not thai! he-said, hut did not
• <:WM you drop me M Mmada 'Hotel?* T said.