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Swarup, Vikas

Overview
Works: 116 works in 424 publications in 11 languages and 9,717 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Psychological fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Bibliographic antecedent, Creator
Classifications: PR9499.4.S93, 823.92
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Q & A : a novel by Vikas Swarup ( Book )
30 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Arrested for unbelievably answering all twelve questions on the Indian game show, "Who Will Win a Billion?" semi-literate waiter Ram Mohammad Thomas explains to his lawyer how he knew the answers due to events in his personal life
Six suspects by Vikas Swarup ( Book )
32 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Seven years ago, Vivek "Vicky" Rai, the playboy son of the Home Minister of Uttar Pradesh, murdered bartender Ruby Gill at a trendy restaurant in New Delhi, simply because she refused to serve him a drink. Now Vicky Rai has been killed at the party he was throwing to celebrate his acquittal. The police recover six guests with guns in their possession: a corrupt bureaucrat who claims to have become Mahatma Gandhi; an American tourist infatuated with an Indian actress; a Stone Age tribesman on a quest to recover a sacred stone; a Bollywood sex symbol with a guilty secret; a mobile-phone thief who dreams big; and an ambitious politician prepared to stoop low"--Publisher description
Slumdog millionaire : a novel by Vikas Swarup ( Book )
48 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 1,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Stunning a television audience of millions, Ram draws upon a store of street wisdom and accidental encounters that provides him with the essential keys not only to the quiz show but also to life itself."--Publisher description
Slumdog millionaire by Vikas Swarup ( Recording )
11 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Originally entitled Q & A, Vikas Swarup's Slumdog Millionaire unfolds the story of Ram Thomas, an uneducated orphan from the slums of Mumbai, India. The story opens with authorities, unconvinced that a slumdog could answer all twelve questions correctly on India's biggest game show, Who Will Win a Billion?, holding Ram on suspicions of cheating. Enter Smita Shah, a lawyer bent on rescuing Ram. With Smita as his listener, Ram reveals how his life experiences gave him the needed answers to win
Six suspects by Vikas Swarup ( Recording )
19 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Vivek "Vicky" Rai, the son of the Home Minister of Uttar Pradesh, is killed at a party celebrating his acquittal on a murder charge, the police investigate six suspects attending the party who had guns in their possession
The accidental apprentice by Vikas Swarup ( Book )
8 editions published in 2013 in English and Italian and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What would you do if, out of the blue, a billionaire industrialist decided to make you the CEO of his company? No prior business experience necessary. There is only one catch: you need to pass seven tests from the 'textbook of life'. This is the offer made to Sapna Sinha, an ordinary salesgirl in an electronics boutique in downtown Delhi, by Vinay Mohan Acharya, one of India's richest men. Thus begins the most challenging journey of Sapna's life, one that will test her character, her courage and her capabilities. Along the way she encounters a host of memorable personalities, from a vain Bollywood superstar to a kleptomaniac Gandhian. At stake is a business empire worth ten billion dollars, and the future she has always dreamt of. But are the seven tests for real or is Acharya playing a deeper game, one driven by a perverse fantasy? From the acclaimed author of Slumdog Millionaire comes this compelling, suspenseful tale of the power of dreams, the lure of money and the universal need to know who we are
Q & A a novel by Vikas Swarup ( Recording )
7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Q & A unfolds the story of Ram Thomas, an uneducated orphan from the slums of Mumbai, India. Unconvinced that a slumdog could answer all twelve questions correctly on India's biggest game show, Who Will Win a Billion?, authorities hold Ram on suspicions of cheating. Luckily, lawyer Smita Shah comes to the rescue Ram. With Smita as his listener, Ram reveals how his life experiences gave him the needed answers to win
Slumdog millionaire by Danny Boyle ( Visual )
42 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La jaquette indique : "Depuis son enfance dans les bidonvilles de Mumbai, Jamal Malik poursuit son rêve : retrouver Latika, une jeune orpheline dont il est amoureux. Alors qu'il commence à perdre espoir, il imagine une solution surprenante pour retrouver son amour : participer au plus grand show télévisé du pays , "Qui veut gagner des millions?". Mais alors qu'il atteint la question finale à 20 millions de roupies, il est arrêté par la police qui le soupçonne de tricherie..."
Q & A by Vikas Swarup ( Recording )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the makers of A suitable boy, Fatherland and Handmaids tale and based on the best-selling novel by Indian diplomat Vikas Swarup, the production was recorded on location on the streets of Mumbai with an Indian cast. When Ram Mohammad Thomas, an orphaned, uneducated street kid from Mumbai, wins a billion rupees on a live TV quiz show, he finds himself beaten up and thrown in jail by the programme's producers. During his interrogation he explains, through a series of flashbacks, how he knew the answers to all the show's questions. What he describes about his life is jaw-dropping -- "You learn a lot about the world by living in it" he says ... His account takes us on an extraordinary adventure through every strata of modern-day India, from orphanages to brothels, gangsters to beggar-masters, into the homes of Bollywood's rich and famous, a well meaning, but ineffective British Missionary, and a seedy Australian diplomat. Using a quiz show format, the drama is punctuated with scenes from the TV studio. 10 questions, 10 answers -- and with each answer the stakes get higher
Zes verdachten : roman by Vikas Swarup ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in Dutch and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De playboyzoon van een invloedrijke Indiase politicus wordt vrijgesproken van de moord op een serveerster, hetgeen veel kwaad bloed zet; dan wordt hij doodgeschoten
Q & A by Vikas Swarup ( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in Chinese and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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De ongelooflijke lotgevallen van een arme geluksvogel by Vikas Swarup ( Book )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in Dutch and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Een arme Indiase jongeman doet mee aan een televisiequiz en wint een grote prijs
Les fabuleuses aventures d'un Indien malchanceux qui devint milliardaire by Vikas Swarup ( Book )
13 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in French and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ram Mohammad Thomas a toujours cru en sa bonne étoile, mais de là à imaginer qu'il deviendrait un jour le premier vainqueur de Qui veut gagner un million de roupies. Pourtant, il a bien répondu aux douze questions et il s'apprête à encaisser son gain. Cependant, la production est bien embarrassée
Liu ge xian yi fan by Vikas Swarup ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in Chinese and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Slumdog millionaire by Vikas Swarup ( Book )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ram Mohammad Thomas answers all the questions correctly on a TV quiz show and wins a billion rupees, but how does he know the answers? Slumdog Millionaire takes us through the major events of Ram's life, from his fight to survive in the slums of Mumbai and Delhi to his final act of love and revenge - and the amazin good fortune it brings!
Slumdog millionaire by Vikas Swarup ( Book )
2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Dutch and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Een arme Indiase jongeman doet mee aan een televisiequiz en wint een grote prijs
Meurtre dans un jardin indien by Vikas Swarup ( Book )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in French and English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Play-boy multimillionnaire, fils du secrétaire d'Etat de l'Uttar Pradesh, Vivak Rai est retrouvé mort dans son jardin indien, lors d'une fête organisée pour son dernier acquittement. Six convives sont suspectés ... Une version boollywoodienne du jeu de Cluedo
Slumdog, milioner z ulicy by Vikas Swarup ( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in Polish and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ram Mohammad Thomas is in a jail cell in Mumbai, arrested on suspicion of cheating after correctly answering all twelve questions on India's biggest quiz show, "Who will win a billion?". How could a poor orphan who has never read a newspaper or gone to school win such a contest? But through a series of exhilarating tales, Ram explains to his lawyer how episodes in his life gave him the answer to each question
Rupien! Rupien! : Roman by Vikas Swarup ( Book )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in German and Undetermined and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die unglaubliche Geschichte eines armen, "ungebildeten" 18-jährigen Waisenjungen, der bei einem Fernsehquiz eine Millarde Rupien gewinnt
Triệu phú khu ổ chuột by Vikas Swarup ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in Vietnamese and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Ram Mohammad Thomas, an orphaned, uneducated waiter from Mumbai, wins a billion rupees on a quiz show, he finds himself thrown in jail. (Unable to pay out the prize, the program's producers bribed local authorities to declare Ram a cheater). An attractive lawyer, Smita Shah, gets Ram out of prison and listen to him explain, via flashbacks, how he knew the answers to all the show's questions
 
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Vikas Swarup 1963-....
سواروب، فيكاس
فيكاس سواراب
スワラップ, ヴィカス
スワループ, ヴィカース
Languages
English (200)
French (24)
German (12)
Dutch (7)
Chinese (5)
Spanish (5)
Polish (3)
Vietnamese (1)
Basque (1)
Italian (1)
Hindi (1)
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