The Zoya Factor
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    The Zoya Factor  (English, Paperback, Anuja Chauhan)

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    Highlights
    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers
    • Genre: Literature and Ficton
    • ISBN: 9788172237486, 8172237480
    • Edition: 1stEdition, 2008
    • Pages: 520
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    The Zoya Factor is a story about a Rajput girl who becomes a lucky charm for the Indian cricket team during the 1983 World Cup.

    Summary Of The Book

    The Zoya Factor is a novel written by Anuja Chauhan that revolves around a protagonist named Zoya Singh Solanki. She is an executive in an advertising agency and it is her work that causes the first meeting between her and the younger players of the Indian cricket team. The team gets intrigued at the fact that Zoya was born precisely at that moment when India won the World Cup in 1983.

    Soon the Indian cricket team players find out that whenever they get a chance to have breakfast with Zoya prior to the match, it becomes lucky for them and results in victory on the field. Moreover, when they cannot get to eat with her it causes defeat. All these situations make the young players think that Zoya is a lucky charm for them. And then the country goes a step beyond. Everybody is astounded to see the increasing number of victories with the presence of Zoya and soon she is declared to be a Goddess.

    The Zoya Factor is a heart-tugging story that further relates how Zoya gets compelled to accompany the Indian cricket team for the tenth ICC World Cup. The eccentric IBCC president and his Swamiji persuade her to accompany the team and they offer her an all expense paid vacation. The only condition is that she needs to have breakfast with the team before every single match. On the one hand, she is wooed by Cola majors and on the other hand she is coaxed by international cricket boards.

    The cricket fans start worshipping Zoya and she has no other choice but to agree to go for the 2010 World Cup. She tries hard to stay on the ground without being influenced by the World Cup action. However, there is one man who does not believe in her charms and keeps on reminding her that the Indian cricket team does not need any luck to win. He is the erratically brilliant new skipper, Nikhil Khoda. As Zoya constantly struggles to do her bit for Indian cricket, Nikhil flatly denies her role in any of the victories.

    About Anuja Chauhan

    Anuja Chauhan is an Indian English author and an advertising agent. Anuja has also published two other novels Those Pricey Thakur Girls and Battle for Bittora.

    Born in 1970 in Meerut, she did her graduation in Economics from Miranda House, Delhi University. Later, she attended the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology to do her post graduation diploma in mass communication. She has worked for JWT Delhi (a leading advertising agency) for more than 17 years. She resigned from the post of Vice President and executive creative director at JWT to start her career as a full time writer. At present, Anuja lives with her husband Niret Alva and their children in Gurgaon.

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      • HarperCollins
    • Publication Year
      • 2008
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      • Anuja Chauhan
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    Ratings and Reviews
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    Its a drag...boringggggg

    well I read the "Pricey Thakur girls" which was a decent chic lit and decided to order this one as well... Firstly priced at a whopping 299 this isn't exactly a steal....

    the price turned out to be the least amongst the disappointments that followed.... The book is about a girl born at the exact moment India won the 83 world cup...a turn of events and she comes in contact with the Indian cricket team who are circumstantially led to believe that she is their lucky charm and whenever she eats ...
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    nmrk

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    24 Apr, 2013

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    too dragging, too filmy

    2 years back, an old friend had suggested me this book (was it a revenge on one of my childhood pranks!), and I bought it for almost 300 rupees. Oh, what a wastage of time n money. I don't say its too bad, but its not worth the price. You can borrow it from a friend or colleague and read it when you are too bored to sleep.
    Its like a teenage girl's fairy tale with lots of Bollywood type drama, romance, unnecessary emotions, silly comedy and dialogues(They would sing songs and dance if they co...
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    Arghya C

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    14 Nov, 2011

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    Enjoyed it

    This book wasn't perfect but it held my attention and I enjoyed it. Definitely better than what I had expected from Indian chick lit. I suggest you borrow from a library or a friend and read it as it isn't more than a one-time read...

    Also, the book could do with some editing (Found so many spelling and grammar mistakes!)
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    skeptical customer

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    16 Jun, 2013

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    World Cup Deja vu!

    For both people who like to read abt cricketers and it isnt bloke lit.. the story is more abt the journalist Zoya.. even Shahrukh Khan makes a few entries..hahaha..

    I read it last year much before the Cricket World Cup 2011 and you would enjoy it even more now since there were a lot of similarities amazingly like India winning the world cup and the captain performing in the finals.. read the book for the rest! its really good for a débutante author
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    Syed Muhammed Hussain

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    2 Oct, 2011

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    5

    Wonderful Book

    I never thought that any Indian pulp fiction writer can write such a good book. Anuja Chauhan is simply amazing and her style of writing keeps you hooked to the book until the very end
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    Shriyanshi

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    4 May, 2015

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    Typical bollywood movie

    Book was written as if writer wanted to script a bollywood movie. Few moments of laughter are there in the book, rest is just same old stuff. It is not even an English book, its Hinglish. I doubt with so much of Hindi used, anybody who doesn't understand hindi will be able to understand much.
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    Manjari Sharma

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    10 Apr, 2015

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    Simply enjoyed readinh this

    Must say she is the Indian Sophie Kinsella..............totally enjoyed the novel like anything.Will make you feel fresh and happy after reading this novel.
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    bidisha sinha

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    12 Mar, 2014

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    5

    Bang on .. in its genre

    A smashing love story with a background that couldn't be more scintillating!
    Cricket, superstitions and love! What an idea!
    One can't help but empathize with the protagonists. A light and delightful read.
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    Aditi Singh

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    22 Jan, 2014

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    Zoya . . . "the major factor"

    Apart from the fact that this book is named after my younger daughter, its a great read. The idea is quiet unique and very relevant to the sub continent, a heady mix of the biggest religion "Cricket" and the basic characteristics of our's "superstitions". The narrative is refreshing and in a language which most people will find easy to identify with. Go ahead buy this book and enjoy a young and upcoming writer . . . who for a change is as pretty as her writing !!
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    Deepak Mirani

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    25 Feb, 2013

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    Chick Lit at its best!

    Witty,humorous and very engaging.
    The Zoya Factor is one of my favourite chick-lit books. Highly recommended for those looking for humour,love and an engrossing story!

    P.S- Became an ardent Anuja Chauhan fan after reading this book.
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    Dimpy Nagpal

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    2 Jan, 2013

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