“One can’t say it is essential for school children to read Chetan Bhagat. It is unfair to compare him to the stalwarts of English literature or even pop fiction. I am not saying he is better or worse than Shaw or Salinger. But in his own context, he has made a sizeable contribution to the culture of reading fiction in India.”
Ruchira Mittal, Founding Editor Quill Club Writers, a publishing house for schoolgoing writers.