Chetan Bhagat (born 22 April 1974), is an Indian author,columnist, and speaker. Bhagat is the author of five bestsellingnovels, Five Point Someone (2004), One Night @ the Call Center(2005), The 3 Mistakes of My Life (2008), 2 States (2009) &Revolution 2020: Love, Corruption, Ambition (2011). All five books have remained bestsellers since their release and two haveinspired Bollywood films (including the hit film 3 Idiots). In2008, The New York Times called Bhagat “the biggest selling English language novelist in India’s history”.
yeasterday one of my friend gave me that book.3 mistakes of my life.i was not that much heard of the author,chetan bhagat.But istatrted reading at my room.it was a holiday and i was totally free.From the index itself i seems to be very interested.i justate the half of the book on that day itself.And i found it as full of realities.I think that it is’t a book but a life.The life of some peoples with love,different passions,religion,disasters,friendship and surely cricket. I love the wayauthor used to describe the story,actually it is a real story.andi love the way that the book entertained me.I have to eat it halfmore.i am suggesting you to read if possible.
Getting into the book
Chetan Bhagat’s this novel is about Indians and for Indians. His characters are young, ambitious and passionate and have the same moral, social as many of the young Indians today. At the same time their context and sensibility too is unabashedly Indian.
The setting is the city of Ahmedabad that though being urban is yet not as metropolitan as many of its metro counterparts. It retains its small town flavour in pols (colonies), traditional Indian households and small vegetarian eateries. It has the protagonist Govind with his passion for accounts and business, it has Ishan for whom cricket is the element around which his life revolves and it has Omi, a priest’s son and loyal friend who is ready for anything that his friends are game for.The book is based on real life events. It begins with Bhagat receiving an e-mail from Govind who had taken many sleeping pills and was writing to him while waiting for the deadly sleep.Using his college contacts chetan finds Govind alive in a hospital bed.And in that night he listens to Govind’s story.His story is a mix of cricket, religion, business, love andfriendship. Govind sets up a sports shop along with his friends inthe temple compound with Omi’s family’s help. The shop prospers as Ishan coaches young boys in cricket and Govind teaches maths to Ishan’s sister Vidya who also captures his heart. Ishan then meetsAli, a child master with a hyper reflex condition that makes him hit each ball for a six. Ali displays the talent which Ishan never had and Ali’s destiny becomes his own.Enter Omi’s Bitoo mama, a communal party man bent on converting the young into fighters in the name of Hinduism.Situations come to a head and Ahmedabad burns in riot fires. Omi dies saving Ali and Ishan finds out about Vidya and Govind, and he does not forgive. These events lead Govind to his death-bed and that is when he writes the email to Bhagat.Anyhow the author describes the story in a simple and touching method that makes us sit and read.