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Q & A was published in 2005 and is the first novel of Indian diplomat Vikas Swarup. It tells the rags to riches story of Ram Mohammad Thomas, a young waiter who becomes the biggest quiz show winner in history, only to be arrested and jailed on accusations that he cheated. His lawyer is the only thing standing between him and the producers' and police' attempt to force a false confession, which would deprive him of the prize. The only way to prove his innocence is by sharing the episodes of his life and travels in India which explain where and how he learned the answers to the quiz show questions. In 2008, the book was loosely adapted into the multiple Oscar-winning movie Slumdog Millionaire, which features a new main character named Jamal and his brother Salim. The movie is a comment on how poverty and corruption poison the human spirit, and how to retain one's true self in the face of adversity.
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original title: Q & A
language: English
date of publication: 2005
genre: novel
main subject: orphan
narrative location: India

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  • Q and A

    language: English
    date of publication: 2005

    ISBN-13: 978-0-385-60813-8
    ISBN-10: 0-385-60813-6
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  • Q & A

    language: English
    date of publication: 2008

    ISBN-13: 978-0-7432-6748-9
    ISBN-10: 0-7432-6748-6
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