Chetan Bhagat's latest book 'One Indian Girl' breaks pre-order record on Amazon

Breaking all records in Amazon's pre-order history, bestselling author Chetan Bhagat's latest fiction One Indian Girl is now the leading title on pre-orders, the site has ever witnessed.

AFP August 20, 2016 14:55:52 IST
Chetan Bhagat's latest book 'One Indian Girl' breaks pre-order record on Amazon

New Delhi: Breaking all records in Amazon's pre-order history, bestselling author Chetan Bhagat's latest fiction One Indian Girl is now the leading title on pre-orders, the site has ever witnessed.

Chetan Bhagats latest book One Indian Girl breaks preorder record on Amazon

Chetan Bhagat. AFP

"Launched under the exclusive online partnership between Amazon and Rupa Publishing, the pre-orders went live on Amazon at 2 pm yesterday and in just the first two hours, it has created history by becoming the leading title on pre-orders, the site has witnessed since its launch in 2013," the online shopping site said in a statement.

The banker-turned-writer who shot to fame with his debut novel, Five Point Someone took to Twitter yesterday to announced the title of the book.

The book which comes after five fictions by the author revolves around an "Indian girl who is intelligent and successful, because of which she finds it difficult to get love."

Bhagat, who is believed to have pioneered the genre of campus novels in the country wishes to question the discrimination meted out to women by the society through his latest narrative, which unlike his previous works is in "female first person."

"It (book) hopes to question society, which judges women achievers. It asks why when it comes to love, being intelligent and too successful is almost a drawback for women," the 42 year-old writes on his blog.

He also unveiled the teaser for the book yesterday which can be viewed on YouTube.

"Hi, I'm Radhika Mehta and I'm getting married this week. I work in a top investment bank. Thank you for reading my crazy story. However, let me warn you. You may not like me too much. One, I make a lot of money. Two, I have an opinion on everything. Three, I have had sex before. Now, if I were a guy, you'd be cool with all this. Since I am a girl, these things don't really make me too likeable, do they?" says the teaser.

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