Rahul Raina in Conversation with Nish Kumar
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Join Rahul Raina, in conversation with comedian and presenter Nish Kumar, to celebrate the publication of How To Kidnap The Rich: a witty, thrilling and pacey literary crime crossover about friendship, swindle, reality tv and kidnappings.
For this exclusive event, in conversation with Nish Kumar Rahul will explore the inspiration behind his part crime novel, part satire on modern India, and touch on the themes running through his debut novel: colourism, casteism and social inequity. He’ll also talk about what it was like to have the film rights optioned by HBO and Riz Ahmed before the book was even published.
Ramesh has a simple formula for fame and success: find a wealthy kid, make him a star and create an elaborate scheme to extort money from his parents, what could go wrong?
As a self-styled 'examinations consultant', Ramesh is the cog in the wheel that keeps India's middle classes thriving. When he takes an exam for Rudi -an intolerably lazy but rich teenager -he accidently scores the highest mark in the country and propels Rudi into stardom.
What next? Blackmail. Reality television. Grotesque wealth.
And after that? Kidnap. Double-kidnap. Reverse kidnap.
In a studio filled with hot lights, with millions of eyes on the boys, and a government investigator circling, the entire country begins to question: who are they?
Monstrously funny and unpredictably wild, join Rahul as he takes you on a ride through a thousand different Delhi’s at top speed.
‘Brutally funny and fast paced, this debut from Rahul Raina proves he is a star in the making’ Nikesh Shukla
‘How To Kidnap the Rich roars with brilliance, freshness and so much heart.’ Kevin Kwan