Will He Win a Billion?

Q&A book coverMeet Ram Mohammed Thomas.  He is 18 years old, lives in Mumbai, and has just been arrested, starved, shocked with electricity, and tortured in unspeakable ways.  Why?  For winning a game show!  The producers of India’s newest quiz show, Who Will Win a Billion? will not believe that an uneducated waiter could possibly beat their most difficult questions.  They are convinced he must have cheated, and they will force a confession by any means necessary.  Fortunately for him, a sympathetic lawyer is willing to take his case, but she must understand how he was able to give the correct answers.  In Q & A, the basis for the new film Slumdog Millionaire, Vikas Swarup tells a clever story illustrating that you might know more than you think.