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Beaten by Bhagath!: A Tale of Two Writers (English)

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Beaten by Bhagath!: A Tale of Two Writers (English) (Paperback) Price: Rs. 125

I m sure you can do a much better job than Bhagath! When BB hears these inspiring words from his sexy lady boss, his staid life as a successful analyst in an MNC goes into a tailspin. Bitten by the ego bug and smitten by her, BB sets off on his quest to write a book thats better than Indias greatest writer Dr. Bhagaths blockbusters. Nothing unusual about this for BB, who likes a good fight. Except that he and Bhagath had been classmates and friends at college.

What follows is a roller-coaster voyage of the debutant author and his book, with all its twists and cul-de-sacs. Brushes with publishers, celebrities, retailers, book chains, and competition with the alliances among giants, mark the challengers journey, upping the stakes at every stage. Will BB catch up with his famous friend?What will their encounter be like?Written from inside the ring, Beaten by Bhagath is a gripping tale the first-ever about the unseen side of the wonderland of Indian fiction.

About the Author
S. V. Divvaakar an alumnus of the IIT Delhi, is an international Monitoring and Evaluation specialist and serves on the boards of a few international companies. He is now in the process of a gradual transition, re-balancing his professional work and his creative interests: writing and music. He composes music, sings and plays the key board. His music addresses matters of public interest, such as: Corruption, Delhis traffic, and Commonwealth Games. He writes a blog Life Purpose and Happiness and has now ventured into writing, picking up the genre of realistic fiction. This is his second novel. Divvaakar lives with his wife and son in New Delhi.

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Book Details
Publisher Frog Books
ISBN-10 9382473033
Imprint Frog Books
Number of Pages 193 Pages
Publication Year 2012
Language English
ISBN-13 9789382473039
Binding Paperback
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Height 5.5" x 8.5" inch
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Author S. V. Divaakar

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Namrota Mazumdar

Sep 18, 2013

Beaten By Bhagath! - Pleasant Read.

Often we wish we could take on the world with our passion and not with our 9-5 job. Many of us do follow the dream to make it a reality. Success, though, comes to not many.
"Beaten By Bhagath" is about a man's passion to make it big with his writing, albeit a result of his ego and encouraging li…
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Charulatha Jain

Sep 16, 2013

BB !


If there were movies which gave you an insight about the struggle of an actor/actress and the happenings in the film industry, then Beaten by Bhagath! A Tale of Two Writers by S.V. Divvaakar is an eye opener about the struggle of an author who wants to create a mark with the power of his pen…
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Abhilash Ruhela

Jun 16, 2013

An eye-opener for aspiring writers

I am done reading this book in just 3 hours. Its an amazing tale as to how a man working ordinarily in a company dreams of becoming a great and bestseller author. And lately, how he has to face all the rejections, fraud and complexities in life. I, being in this industry for some 2 years, found the … (View complete review)
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Rahul Biswas

May 9, 2013

A writer's pain

I think 'Beaten By Bhagath!' is a book which can scare off a lot of aspiring authors. What's interesting is- we get to see how a man is punched,pummeled,pushed till his back hits the wall and cannot help but admire the authors who actually 'make it' in the Indian publishing jungle. An author puts h… (View complete review)
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Shorya.B

Apr 9, 2013

Recommended!

Beaten by Bhagath is an entertaining page-turner, one can easily complete it in one sitting.
It is a quick, pleasant read for all the aspiring.new authors who are on their to get published. Its about dream, hopes and struggle of a writer.
BBB gives account of all the dirt of Indian Publish…
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Rahul Biswas

May 9, 2013

A writer's pain

I think 'Beaten By Bhagath!' is a book which can scare off a lot of aspiring authors. What's interesting is- we get to see how a man is punched,pummeled,pushed till his back hits the wall and cannot help but admire the authors who actually 'make it' in the Indian publishing jungle. An author puts his sweat and blood into a book, nurtures it with love and care, watches with affectionate eyes as his baby grows up. Only to have it all dashed by an insensitive and callous publishing machinery which leaves a writer seething with fury and indignation.
The author of this book often compares the…
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Namrota Mazumdar

Sep 18, 2013

Beaten By Bhagath! - Pleasant Read.

Often we wish we could take on the world with our passion and not with our 9-5 job. Many of us do follow the dream to make it a reality. Success, though, comes to not many.
"Beaten By Bhagath" is about a man's passion to make it big with his writing, albeit a result of his ego and encouraging line from his sexy lady boss, he wants to overthrow the big name K-10; a celebrity author and his friend. Its about the dramatic roller-coaster ride of a debutante writer and his book.

There were times I flowed with the lucid narration while other times I went against it. However, I wished h…
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Charulatha Jain

Sep 16, 2013

BB !


If there were movies which gave you an insight about the struggle of an actor/actress and the happenings in the film industry, then Beaten by Bhagath! A Tale of Two Writers by S.V. Divvaakar is an eye opener about the struggle of an author who wants to create a mark with the power of his pen writing words that can create an impact in a reader's mind.
The story revolves around BB who had been a quality writer and also had been awarded with several praises from his colleague. He plans to try his hands on writing his debut novel whereas on the other hand his college friend K10 was no…
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Abhilash Ruhela

Jun 16, 2013

An eye-opener for aspiring writers

I am done reading this book in just 3 hours. Its an amazing tale as to how a man working ordinarily in a company dreams of becoming a great and bestseller author. And lately, how he has to face all the rejections, fraud and complexities in life. I, being in this industry for some 2 years, found the book quite realistic. I would say hats off to the writer for attempting something that's risky. And I also liked the little humour thats imbibed in the book. Good work. Though little bit of turn off moments are also there but in all, I would give this book 3.75/5
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Shorya.B

Apr 9, 2013

Recommended!

Beaten by Bhagath is an entertaining page-turner, one can easily complete it in one sitting.
It is a quick, pleasant read for all the aspiring.new authors who are on their to get published. Its about dream, hopes and struggle of a writer.
BBB gives account of all the dirt of Indian Publishing industry. Its a book about life of a book.
The book reveals quite a lot about ups and downs of an aspiring author.
The author tried to add few humorous elements to the anecdote and i think he succeeded fairly.
Beaten by Bhagath is worth a read.

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Amrit Sinha

Mar 17, 2013

Beaten By Bhagath - A Pleasant Read

Beaten By Bhagath is a pleasant read that delves deep into the life of an aspiring writer. The protagonist BB is a successful analyst in a multi-national company. However, he is smitten by the writing bug, and encouraged by his seductive boss, he sets out to write a novel. However, his goal is not just to write a book. In fact, he wants to write a novel that would compete and beat the current best selling author in the market, K-10 Bhagath. In his attempt to accomplish this goal, BB experiences success and failure, only to grow stronger and develop a better understanding of his dreams and ambi…
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Ashwin Sharma

Mar 16, 2013

A Page-Turner

How does a failed debut – whether a first movie or a first album or a first book feel? Believe me, it is as traumatic a feeling as when your first –born is consigned to the incubator and brought out only to be taken to a final resting place.

Beaten by Bhagath is a very honest book which one rarely comes across. This book is not written just for grabbing eyeballs and that is what makes it a very unique and different book. It’s a gripping read with some mind boggling facts about the publishing industry. In other words, it’s simply a pageturner.
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aniruddha pathak

Mar 15, 2013

Nice for light reading

Nice book that i would recommend to budding writers out there. The author has smartly weaved a tale of struggling author with good doses of humour in his story. There are certain slangs used by the author that i feel could have been avoided. The end seems a little dragged. Can be read once!
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Siddharth Gupta

Mar 6, 2013

Beaten by Bhagath!: A Tale of Two Writers- Review

Sometimes, we all tend to get onto a path which we have never trodden upon. Call it the Road Not Taken if you will. This path is not necessarily something we want, but is a figment of our imagination, influenced by millions of external factors; befuddling us and making us take it up. It may or may not lead us to success, but definitely leads to one thing: getting hurt. Welcome to the world of BB, a debutant author, out on a journey to make his book a best-seller.

This 191 paged novel is Divvaakar’s second novel. It’s a story dealing with the insipid world of publishing and book writin…
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Sirisha Achanta

Mar 6, 2013

A decent read

Sometimes when you see the cover and see the name of one writer who absolutely annoys you, you dont want to read the book. Sorry this was my first reaction. :D
But I am glad I chucked the initial reactions and read the book. "I am sure you can do a better job than Bhagath!" Haha! I bet anyone can. But can you become a better money-spinner than him? Thats the only question that needs to be answered when one is compared with him :D
This is a book I recommend for a writer wanting to be a "published writer". It gives a very detailed and well-researched look into writing your first book a…
 

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