Literature has always been about studying and reading the classics and most universities prefer making Shakespeare and Orwell part of their syllabus. However in India, Tagore and Amitav Ghosh are quite popular and have been part of the syllabus in Delhi University but Chetan Bhagat’s recent inclusion has shocked many.
The popular fiction author took to Twitter to announce that DU had included his bestseller Five Point Someone as part of the Literature syllabus. The book will be part of the Popular Literature paper and has interestingly replaced Tagore and Amitav Ghosh in the syllabus. Twitter had various reactions including shock and failing to mock the decision by the university.
Some got really witty with puns
@chetan_bhagat Yeah ! If they take it seriously, imagine DU graduates saying, "Myself, graduation from village area sir"— Saurabh (@saurabhchinks) April 23, 2017
There were some who clearly mocked him
Actually, this book will be used as an example of what you could end up doing if you fail literature.https://t.co/JkSbfMw26g— Nitu Jha (@lack_a_daisy) April 24, 2017
Time for William Shakespeare,John Keats,William Wordsworth etc etc. to thank their stars that they are not here... https://t.co/LcKetBEIEm— Kishlaysharma (@Kishlaysharma) April 24, 2017
@chetan_bhagat Please someone tell him SEX Education is not Literature.— فرحان (@F_k007) April 23, 2017
And some of them were just plain funny
@chetan_bhagat I think the page no.56& 57 very helpful for students ☺👍— Alone (@MalikMunawwar) April 23, 2017