There is no doubt that Chetan Bhagat is the most-read English writer in India. Although, Chetan Bhagat books list is not very long but his fans are innumerable (and his haters too). All of his books have received a great response including Chetan Bhagat’s latest novel – The Girl in Room 105 . And a majority of the books from the bestselling Chetan Bhagat books list have been made into Bollywood movies. Due to such acceptance in the Bollywood, many of the critics have started calling him a film-centric author.
In this article, I have compiled the complete list of books written by Chetan Bhagat, both fiction as well as non-fiction. You will get the details of all the books including the latest novels by Chetan Bhagat.
But before that here is a brief introduction of the bestselling author , Chetan Bhagat. Just for those who don’t know him as a person and the man behind all the novels and eventually the hit Hindi movies.
This list of books written by Chetan Bhagat comprises all the 10 novels (fiction and non-fiction). All the novels by Chetan have stupendously remained in the bestselling list since their release.
#1. Five Point Someone
Chetan Bhagat started his writing career more than a decade ago in 2004 with the release of Five Point Someone, the first book written by Chetan. Five Point Someone is about three friends – Hari, Ryan & Alok- and their life at the top engineering college – IIT. The story has fun and memorable moments with a closely intact underlying theme of satire on the education system and how students survive in the competitive environment.
The thing that made Five Point Someone more special is that the much-loved Hindi film 3 Idiots starring Amir Khan was based on this novel by Chetan Bhagat. The release of the movie made Chetan Bhagat a star author overnight.
#2. One Night @ The Call Center
After the huge success of Five Point Someone, Chetan Bhagat published his second novel – One Night @ The Call Center. It was released in 2005. The story was spun around the sheer thought of a call from the God himself to reinstate the self-belief and determination. One Night @ The Call Center, the second one in the Chetan Bhagat book list, is about six people. The two boys, three girls and a middle-aged man – working in a call centre in Gurgaon and struggling with their own problems in life.
After a car crash involving all six characters, they receive this call from God who guides and motivates them not only to get out the car safe but face life problems with determination and ultimately win at life.
#3. The Three Mistakes of My Life
The Third book in the Chetan Bhagat books list is The Three Mistakes of My Life which was released in 2008. This book by Chetan Bhagat also became a bestseller and got translated into French and other Indian languages. Later, The Three Mistakes of My Life was also made into another Hindi movie – Kai Po Che!
Chetan Bhagat wrote this third book again about youngsters and how an individual’s dream can overcome the nightmare thrown up by life. The story is about Govind and two friends – Omi & Ali. This book by Chetan Bhagat shows how Govind makes few mistakes that overturn his life into something he hasn’t dreamt of.
#4. 2 States
Constantly being a bestseller, Chetan Bhagat got national and international fame. His fourth book, 2 States, which is partly autobiographical was released 2009. The fourth book on the Chetan Bhagat books list tells the tale of a couple from two different states who had a hard time convincing their parent and getting married. This book makes an irony on the Indian marriage and caste culture.
2 States by Chetan Bhagat can also be counted as the first romance themed novel in the Chetan Bhagat books list. Chetan creates unforgettable romantic moments and some witty situations among parents. 2 States was later made into a Bollywood film that grossed more than 100 crores on box office.
#5. Revolution 2020
After four bestselling novels in Chetan Bhagat books list, he wrote his fifth book, Revolution 2020 and again took on a serious issue of rampant corruption in Indian education system. The story of Revolution 2020 is about three childhood buddies – Gopal, Raghav & Aarti – living in Varanasi, India. Gopal is not so well-off and aims to earn money while Raghav is rich and aims to revolutionise India.
There in another parallel story is that both the guys love the same girl Aarti. Towards the end, Raghav becomes MLA and marries Aarti while Gopal sets up his business, still heartbroken for the sacrifice of Love.
#6. What Young India Wants
After having five bestselling fiction novels, Chetan Bhagat became a renowned author and motivational speaker delivering lectures at various events. His fifth book, What Young India Wants, is all about his thoughts on the desires of Young India and the issues faced by youngsters in the country.
Chetan explains, in simple prose, how our parenting, education system and society has an impact on the upbringing of a child and his future. He also talks about our political responsibilities and can we make a difference. He also offers solutions to such problems and urges readers to make the country better.
#7. Half Girlfriend
Half Girlfriend by Chetan Bhagat which came in 2014 is one of the latest addition to the Chetan Bhagat books list. After the huge success of the 2 States, Chetan wrote this young adult romance novel about a boy, Madhav, who couldn’t speak English and enrols in St. Stephens College. He wants to be friends with Riya, a modern Delhi girl and doesn’t want to be in relation with Madhav.
Chetan termed this confused relationship status of being with each other but not being able to decide whether they are in a relationship or not. After all, that what most men in India get.
#8. Making India Awesome
Post the phenomenal success of his first non-fiction book, What Young India Wants, Chetan Bhagat, wrote another non-fiction book. This book contains essays and columns in which Chetan Bhagat focuses on the solutions to many intractable problems like unemployment, corruption, poverty, communal violence, illiteracy and more. Making India Awesome by Chetan Bhagat was released in 2015.
With easily understandable language, the second non-fiction book on Chetan Bhagat books list, gives valuable insights and practical solutions on how every individual can play their part in solving the national problems.
#9. One Indian Girl
Coming to the next novel by Chetan Bhagat – One Indian Girl which released in October 2017. In his latest book, Chetan Bhagat has tried to highlight the issue of Feminism and inequality for women in Urban India. It is about difference how a male with the same lifestyle and choices are accepted by society while a female doesn’t. One India Girl is the 9th novel by Chetan Bhagat in which has dared to write in the first person with a female perspective. And it’s worth to read Chetan writing in a female’s voice.
One Indian Girl by Chetan Bhagat is a story of Radhika Mehta, an intelligent and successful lady who works at a top Investment Bank. The novel takes a deep look at the problems faced by any employed Indian women in all walks of life, be it work, society or love. Not only she earns a lot of money but also has an opinion on everything happening around her.
#10. The Girl in Room 105 – Chetan Bhagat’s Latest Novel
Finally, talking about the latest book by Chetan Bhagat – The Girl in Room 105 – which releases in October 2018. The bestselling author brings yet another love story which he rather refers as ‘An Unlove Story’. This time the lead characters are from different religions; Keshav is a hindu boy while Zara is a Muslim girl from Kashmir. And due to that, they have to breakup after a happy relationship.
Zara moves on while Keshav is stuck hating everything including his job. After years, one night, Zara asks Keshav to come her hostel room 105 where they used to meet usually. And the story takes a whole different turn towards thrilling events.
Chetan has wisely weaved the current scenarios of Indian political take on the Kashmir valley as the background which brings a freshness to the story. Just like his previous books, The Girl in Room 105 by Chetan Bhagat again succeeds in outlining a social issue of our country with the help of an interesting storyline.
Well, that was the closing of the list of books written by Chetan Bhagat. But I believe, Chetan is not going to stop anytime soon and will continue entertaining his readers in India and abroad. No matter what critics and his haters say about him, Chetan Bhagat has made a mark in Indian Publishing Industry.
So, towards the end, I can promise one thing, this Chetan Bhagat books list is going to be updated regularly with the latest novels by Chetan Bhagat.