Bhagat ready with new non-fiction

NEW DELHI: Indian author Chetan Bhagat has written a new book of non-fiction essays, the second by the writer who has penned six novels till now, some of which have been adapted into films. Making India Awesome is set to be released on August 19.

“This book is about my dream, which is making India a better place,” Bhagat said in a statement. The 41-year-old author’s first book of essays What Young India wants was published in August 2012. “Writers like me need to share common concerns with the population and propose a few deliverables,” Bhagat said about his new book.

In his new essays, Bhagat analyses and provides solutions to India’s most intractable problems — poverty, unemployment, corruption, violence against women, communal violence and more.

“Using simple language and concepts, this book will enable you to understand the most complex of problems facing the nation today,” publishers said.