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55

55

a Novel

Chetan Chhatwal
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‘Tried to picture myself in a shady second-rate college and realized that even thinking
about it was difficult.’

Arjun Singh is a typical South Delhi brat whose biggest worry is securing a much-coveted seat in one of the city’s top colleges. But his ambitious plans come to a screeching halt when he scores a paltry ‘55’ in English in the board exams. Unable to meet the cut-off, Arjun is forced to take admission in a neighbouring second-grade college. Between grappling with his identity as a Sikh and facing repeated misfortunes in love, Arjun’s only solace is his three best friends from school who have also ended up in the same dump. What will happen to his future now?

Witty, naughty, and plain irreverent, 55 is a delightful, mad caper about growing up and surviving three tumultuous years in the hallowed corridors of Delhi University.

Imprint: Ebury Press

Published: Jan/2013

ISBN: 9788184001792

Length : 276 Pages

MRP : ₹150.00

55

a Novel

Chetan Chhatwal

‘Tried to picture myself in a shady second-rate college and realized that even thinking
about it was difficult.’

Arjun Singh is a typical South Delhi brat whose biggest worry is securing a much-coveted seat in one of the city’s top colleges. But his ambitious plans come to a screeching halt when he scores a paltry ‘55’ in English in the board exams. Unable to meet the cut-off, Arjun is forced to take admission in a neighbouring second-grade college. Between grappling with his identity as a Sikh and facing repeated misfortunes in love, Arjun’s only solace is his three best friends from school who have also ended up in the same dump. What will happen to his future now?

Witty, naughty, and plain irreverent, 55 is a delightful, mad caper about growing up and surviving three tumultuous years in the hallowed corridors of Delhi University.

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Chetan Chhatwal

Chetan Chhatwal materialized in 1978, on a hot and sticky Delhi September evening. A somewhat obese but terribly cute baby, he has since grown into a pessimistic, neurotic, hypochondriac with Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

Born into a military family, he was raised in India where he spent his first twenty years. He has spent his last ten years in the UK working across consulting and investment banking. His degrees in Mathematics, Computer Science, and an MBA from London Business School have contributed towards his goal to eventually spend his life as an impoverished author.

He is married to a beautiful but unfortunate woman who endures and encourages his flights of fancy. Chetan currently works as a management consultant in London, watches India's progress from a distance, and writes a little bit on the side.