Cultural Difference in Chetan Bhagat’s The Three Mistakes of My Life


  • Patel Roshanaben Kantibhai Ph.D. Scholar, HNGU University
  • Dr. Kameshwar R. Prasad Research Guide, Principal, Smt. M.C. Desai Arts and Commerce College, Pratij



Culture, Youngsters, Religion, Politics, Earthquake, Cricket, Responsibility


The present paper is an attempt to discuss the youth and culture as pictured by Chetan Bhagat in his one of the most read novel, The Three Mistakes of my Life. The novel published in the year of 2008. Chetan Bhagat’s attempt as a modern author to address the pressing subject of religion among young people. It is important to appreciate Bhagat's choice of topics, in which he attempted to address both small and significant religious and cultural challenges facing the younger generation through the protagonists. Govind, Ishaan, and Vidhya are the novel's three young protagonists. Govind comes out as a compassionate and diligent individual. Despite coming from an upper-middle class family, Ishaan leaves his job to pursue cricket. Ishaan is a good illustration of someone who simply lives for their interests. Vidhya wants Govind to realise her fantasies, thus she is not able to understand the ramifications of rigorous mathematics. Bhagat's youth might be described as a kaleidoscope of emotions, selves, and conflicts. They put all of their effort into securing a place in the complicated world.


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How to Cite

Patel, R. K., & Prasad, K. R. (2023). Cultural Difference in Chetan Bhagat’s The Three Mistakes of My Life. RESEARCH REVIEW International Journal of Multidisciplinary, 8(5), 146–151.