Revolution Love, Corruption, Ambition is a novel by Chetan Bhagat. Its story is This book follows the story of two friends separated by their ambitions and passions yet connected by their love for the same girl. While Gopal , who. Revolution book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Book Summary of Revolution Once upon a time, in small-town. Book review: Revolution by Chetan Bhagat. By Chandra | October 8, Revolution is the story of three childhood friends: Gopal, Raghav, and.

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Revolution · Synopsis · Excerpt · Q & A · Cover · Teaser · download Now · Media Reviews · Other Books · India Positive · The Girl In Room · One Indian Girl. A tale of dreams, ambitions and unrequited love, Revolution Love. Chetan Bhagat is the author of four blockbuster novels, Five Point Someone ( ). Read Revolution book reviews & author details and more at Chetan Bhagat is the author of four blockbuster novels, Five Point Someone.

Of course, one reason Gopal wants to bring Raghav down is because of his enduring passion for Aarti. Their friendship flickers on and off, bu Aarti continues to want to maintain a connection to Gopal -- and eventually, as Raghav becomes engrossed in his own work, she is tempted by a closer relationship with Gopal. Even Gopal can see that Raghav is a good man, doing good -- and that while he has worked very hard for the college, that can never change the fact that he has had to make terrible compromises all along the way.

When Aarti is within reach he is put to a final test -- does he take advantage of the situation and kick Raghav while he's down, on top of it , or does he finally do the honorable thing? Revolution does offer many interesting insights into fast-changing contemporary India, especially the educational and business systems.

The portrayals of Kota-life or the building of a college from the ground up, in particular, are quite fascinating. Bhagat is on less sure ground with the relationship-aspects of the novel, his leads generally behaving more like petulant teens especially in breaking off communication when often what they really should be doing is talking things out than young adults. Gopal is also a somewhat problematic narrator in that he is so shallow -- and apparently completely oblivious to any and all ethical questions, as if he were able to just block them out.

Ironically, Gopal is the perfect advertisement for a liberal arts education: he's obviously never had anything like that -- never engaged in even the most cursory way with literature or philosophy -- and, boy, could he have used a big dose of it.

The love story or stories are also somewhat frustrating, Gopal's behavior towards Aarti rarely allowing him to appear to be worthy of her while we see too little of Raghav to know if he is -- and given her complaints of how little attention he pays to her, there are obviously issues here too. Particularly frustrating, too, is the characters' avoidance of one another at various times: rather than communicate they ignore each other -- even when there are obviously things to discuss. Gopal's final act, determining the final outcome, and their futures, is also entirely staged -- not even a real confrontation, but just a tableau, a faked scene meant to mislead which it does, just as intended ; ridiculously, the characters can't just talk things out, and instead Gopal does something extremely hurtful.

Arguably he is doing a 'good thing' but, again, a proper liberal arts education -- or common sense and decency -- might have allowed him to do so in a less theatrical and brutal way.

If the final outcome is vaguely satisfying, with the three central characters on the 'right' path, Revolution still leaves a bit of a bad taste, specifically because Gopal seems to have so little moral understanding, of anything he has done.

Bhagat's characters again show a shallowness that makes even the positive outcome feel almost like happenstance.

Both the novel as a whole, and Gopal as a characer, feel teen-age, not adult: the worldview here is a simplistic young-teen one, as is the way relationships are handled and hurt dealt with, as are the grand gestures. The way the world works is presented in a reductionist almost black-and-white way, the characters -- and Bhagat -- refusing to deal with life's complexities in a meaningful much less thoughtful way -- life the way a young teen might see it.

Revolution does offer enough to make for an engaging read -- though it is the technical aspects, about education, politics, and business including, incidentally, Aarti's career struggles , that are far more successful than the relationship stories much less the family ones: Baba, and the land-disputing relatives, serve their brief purposes, but are unceremoniously swept away when Bhagat doesn't have any roles left for them to fill.

It makes for a decent if in some ways annoying YA novel -- but one wishes Bhagat had allowed his characters to show more growth and eventually some actual maturity.

I walked out of the flat. Hie watchman came running after me. I thought about how different my life would have been if 1 had answered six more multiple-choice questions, I thought of Raghav, who would, at this moment, be attending his orientation at the BHU campus.

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I thought of Aarti and our heart-to-heart conversations. I thought of Baba's ill health and his determination to kick me into this dump. I fought back tears. I started to walk down the stairs. We walked down the steps and reached the ground floor. I t happens the first time' the watchman said, 'missing your mother? Take a shared room,' he pleaded, Til find a cheap hotel for now, I am used to being alone.

A retired couple stays there. Within your budget hen why didn't you show it to me earlier? He didn't get through, so he killed himself, Two years ago.

Til take it,' I said.

I dont care if some loser hanged himself: The watchman picked up my suitcases. We went to the third floor in the next flat. A couple in their sixties stayed there. They kept the place immaculately clean. The spartan to-let room had a bed, table, cupboard and fen, 'Fifteen hundred: I said to the couple, The watchman gave me a dirty look.

I gave him a firm handshake. I had spent the day visiting various coaching schools. At three in the afternoon, my room felt at ignition point, Mr Soni gently knocked on the door of my room.

It felt too hot to exchange pleasantries. I had arranged for my meals and a place to stay.


However, my main challenge in Kola, apart from constantly fighting off thoughts about Aarti, was to enrol in a good study programme, 1 had spent the last three days doing the rounds of every coaching school I took in their tail claims about zapping any primate into an IITian, I went through their super-flexible not to mention super-expensive fee structures, Bansai, Resonance and Career Path seemed to be everyone's top choices.

Each of them had their own, rather difficulty entrance exams. In fact, Kota now had small coaching shops to coach you to get into the top coaching classes, From there, you would be coached to get into an engineering college. Once there, you study to become an engineer. Of course, most engineers want to do an MBA.

Hence, the same coaching-class cycle would begin again. This complex vortex of tests, classes, selections and preparations is something every insignificant Indian student like me has to go through to have a shot at a decent life, Else, I could always take the job of Birju the watchman or, if I wanted it simpler, hang myself like my erstwhile room-resident Manoj Dufta, I switched on the same fan that helped Manoj check out of the entrance exam called life, 'The moving blades re-circulated the hot air in the room.

M did,' 1 said. Mr Soni asked me this question at least twice a day. I guess Manoj Dutta didn't call home often enough, leading to his loneliness and early demise. Nobody loves you more than your parents' Mr Soni said as he left the room. I shut the door and removed my shirt. I hadn't rowed in ten days. My arms felt flabby.

I wanted to exercise, but 1 had to figure out the ten million brochures first. I had indeed called Baba, twice. They are still unmarried.

Aarti and Gopal reconnect and often meet after work in coffee shops and other places, unbeknownst to Raghav.

Revolution Love, Corruption, Ambition

Gopal books a hotel room in the same hotel that Aarti works. Gopal seduces Aarti who returns his love, giving in to years of suppressed feelings.

Aarti falls in love with Gopal, and begins to cheat on Raghav. Gopal then decides to disclose to Raghav that him and Aarti are a couple. Gopal goes to Raghavs office but a chance encounter with a poor farmer and his kid who had come to Raghav for help shakes him up and he realizes the folly of money, power and wealth.

He decides to let go of Aarti perhaps realizing they were never meant to be together and Raghav would always remain Aartis love.

He with the help of politician invites two prostitutes as a part of his birthday surprise and ensures Aarti witnesses it, making her hate him forever. He anonymously helps Raghav get a job, and suggests he become a politician MLA to bring about the "revolution" he desired.More filters. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.


Her life revolves around her two friends, Gopal and Raghav. Then it focused on the corruption in private engineering colleges.

The reason is the cleanliness of plot Not that clean but still cleaner than the rest and simplicity of minds. The book is not up to the mark.