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Swarup, Vikas

Overview
Works: 82 works in 598 publications in 27 languages and 11,148 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Psychological fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Suspense fiction  Romance films  Musical films  Detective and mystery radio programs  Humorous fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Editor, Conceptor
Classifications: PR9499.4.S93, 823.92
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Slumdog millionaire : a novel by Vikas Swarup( Book )

110 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,712 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 )

69 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 16 languages and held by 1,511 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
The accidental apprentice : a novel by Vikas Swarup( Book )

42 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In life you never get what you deserve. You get what you negotiate. A business empire worth ten billion dollars. This is the tantalizing offer made by Vinay Mohan Acharya, one of India's richest men, to Sapna Sinha, a simple salesgirl in an electronics store in downtown Delhi. She can be the next CEO of his incredibly huge and profitable company. There is only one catch--she needs to pass seven tests from the "textbook of life." Thus begins the most challenging journey Sapna has ever undertaken, one that will take her from her swanky showroom to the heat and dust of India's backstreets and villages. Along the way she encounters a host of memorable personalities, from a vain Bollywood superstar to a kleptomaniac Gandhian. But are the seven tests real or is Acharya playing a game driven by a perverse fantasy? Vikas Swarup, acclaimed author of Slumdog Millionaire and Six Suspects, has written a compelling, suspenseful tale about the lure of money and the power of dreams. The Accidental Apprentice is international crime fiction at its most entertaining"--
Slumdog millionaire by Vikas Swarup( Recording )

24 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 694 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
Q & A by Vikas Swarup( Book )

93 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 19 languages and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an illiterate waiter takes the top prize on 'Who Will Win a Billion', becoming the biggest quiz show winner in Indian history, is anyone surprised that he is arrested for cheating? But who was to know that 18 years of street-life has equipped him with enough crucial wisdom to send him sailing through with not a single pass?
Six suspects by Vikas Swarup( Recording )

25 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 426 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
Q & A : a novel by Vikas Swarup( Recording )

32 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 302 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 )

50 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Als de achttienjarige Jamal, een weesjongen uit de sloppenwijken van Mumbai, op het punt staat 20 miljoen rupies te winnen in een televisiequiz, wordt hij gearresteerd op verdenking van vals spel. Jamal vertelt vervolgens zijn levensverhaal
The accidental apprentice : a novel by Vikas Swarup( Recording )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sapna Sinha, an ordinary salesgirl in an electronics store in downtown Delhi, is approached by Vinay Mohan Acharya, a billionaire industrialist and one of India's richest men. He offers to make her CEO of his company. There is only one catch--she must pass seven tests from the "textbook of life." Thus begins the most challenging journey Sapna has ever undertaken--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 dreamed of for herself and her family. But are the seven tests real, or is Acharya playing a game driven by a perverse fantasy?
De ongelooflijke lotgevallen van een arme geluksvogel by Vikas Swarup( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in Dutch and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een arme Indiase jongeman doet mee aan een televisiequiz en wint een grote prijs
Slumdog Millionär by Danny Boyle( Visual )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Für Jamal Malik ist es der grösste Tag seines bisherigen Lebens. Nur noch eine Frage trennt ihn vom 20-Millionen-Rupien-Hauptgewinn in Indiens TV-Show "Wer wird Millionär?". Doch was in aller Welt hat ein mittelloser Youngster aus den Slums vom Mumbai in dieser Sendung verloren? Und wie kommt es, dass er auf alle Fragen eine Antwort weiss? Dabei geht es Jamal nicht um das Geld, sondern einzig und allein um die Liebe. Für ihn ist die Sendung nur ein Mittel zum Zweck, eine letzte Chance, seine verlorene, grosse Liebe Latika in der flirrenden Millionenmetropole Mumbai wiederzufinden. (Quelle: Cover)
¿Quién quiere ser millonario? by Vikas Swarup( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kauna banegā arabapati by Vikas Swarup( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Hindi and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intriguing novel based on Who wants to be a millionaire, translated into 23 languages and soon to be made into a film
Slumdog millionaire ¿quién quiere ser millonario?( Visual )

4 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jamal Malik, un joven huérfano que vive en una barriada pobre de Bombay, decide presentarse a la versión india del concurso: "¿Quién quiere ser millonario?". Ante la sorpresa de todos, Jamal responde correctamente a todas y cada una de las preguntas. ¿Cómo es posible que un chico cómo él sea capaz de conocer todas las respuestas? Cuando Jamal está a punto de responder a la última pregunta, la que le hará ganar 20 millones de rupias, la policía lo detiene y se lo lleva para interrogarle. Jamal deberá explicar por qué conocía las respuestas, teniendo que recurrir para ello a relatar diferentes momentos de su vida, que además ayudarán a desvelar la verdadera razón de su participación en el concurso
Meurtre dans un jardin indien by Vikas Swarup( Recording )

3 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Playboy millionnaire, Vivek 'Vicky' Rai est tué lors de sa propre garden-party. Six invités sont suspectés : un bureaucrate habité par l'esprit de Gandhi, l'actrice la plus glamour de Bollywood, un jeune aborigène champion de l'effraction, un gamin pickpocket, un Texan calamiteux. Et le propre père de la victime. Des palaces de Delhi aux bidonvilles de Mehrauli, des berges du Gange aux tapis rouges des premières de Bombay, entre vengeance, manigances politiques, quête d'un totem perdu ou d'une fiancée par correspondance, tous les chemins semblent mener au jardin du crime. Mais qui a tué Vicky?"--Container
Die wundersame Beförderung Roman by Vikas Swarup( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in German and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The millionaire( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in Italian and Multiple languages and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Per riuscire a riconquistare la sua ex, un ragazzo indiano, analfabeta, decide di partecipare al programma "Chi vuol essere miliardario?", del quale la ragazza è assidua spettatrice, a lui non interessa il denaro, lui vuole vincere per dimostrare qualcosa alla sua amata. Quando, dopo aver scalato tutte le domande, riesce a vincere, viene accusato di aver imbrogliato. (LaFeltrinelli)
<> by Vikas Swarup( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in Hebrew and held by 11 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
Slumdog millionaire : the shooting script by Simon Beaufoy( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Today is the biggest day in Jamal Malik's life. A penniless, eighteen-year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, he's one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India's Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?"--Page 4 of cover
Q&A by Vikas Swarup( Book )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in Chinese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Slumdog millionaire : a novel
Alternative Names
Shiwalupu, Weikasi

Siwalupu 1963-

Swarup, Wikas 1963-

Vikas Swarup 1963-....

Vikas Swarup Indiaas diplomaat

Vikas Swarup indischer Diplomat und Schriftsteller

Vikas Swarup scrittore e diplomatico indiano

Weikasi Shiwalupu

Викас Сваруп

Сваруп, Викас

ויקאס סווארופ

סורופ, ויקס 1963-

سواروب، فيكاس

فيكاس سواراب

विकास स्वरूप

వికాస్ స్వరూప్

스와루프, 비카스 1963-

ヴィカス・スワラップ

スワラップ, ヴィカス

スワループ, ヴィカース

斯瓦鲁普 1963-

維卡斯·史瓦盧普

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Six suspectsSlumdog millionaireQ & ASix suspectsQ & A : a novel¿Quién quiere ser millonario?Slumdog millionaire : the shooting scriptQ&A