Delhi University students who are pursuing the course of English Hons may soon start reading ‘5 point someone’ in their course. According to a post shared by a Delhi University student, Chetan Bhagat’s 2004 book “Five Point Someone” will be part of the ‘Popular Fiction’ section of the syllabus. Some other authors in the section are Louisa M Alcott, Agatha Christie and JK Rowling. A comment on the post says that the book is part of suggestions for new English literature syllabus and has been sent to colleges for feedback.
The author also took to twitter to express his gratitude for the ‘honour’ while fighting off critics of the supposed move.
Am honoured DU added my books to their course. Literature is about being open minded, reading the classics as well as the contemporary.
— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) April 23, 2017
Meanwhile on Twitter, many questioned the supposed proposal to include Chetan Bhagat’s book in the new syllabus. The author said critics who said his books were not ‘good literature’ have failed.
— Etti Bali (@TheBalinian) April 24, 2017
— Amar Jyoti (@ajmahapatra) April 24, 2017
Chetan Bhagat novel to be part of DU syllabus #so how to write Bollywood script a subject in DU !?
— Anjan (@mysuru_sen) April 25, 2017
ICSE 10th syllabus – Shakespeare
Pass it and in University – Chetan Bhagat
I've heard the phrase 'Forget all… https://t.co/gYCuDPtQT7
— Aravind G (@whtsmytweet) April 25, 2017
By including @chetan_bhagat book, DU has brought a cycle at F1 race. A writer wt Vocab of 500 words is study in college.
— Rohit Bharadwaj (@rohit_bha) April 25, 2017
— Kartik Sadvij (@The_Sandvij) April 25, 2017
Chetan Bhagat has written nine books, many of which have been bestsellers since their release. Some of his books have also made into Bollywood films. The author has been at the receiving end of criticism for his books. Many say his books lack literary value.