Q & A, Vikas Swarup's international best seller later filmed as Slumdog Millionaire, is now translated into Malayalam. Translation: Jomy Thomas.
The novel follows the life of Ram Mohammed Thomas, an orphaned, uneducated young waiter. Prior to the start of the novel, Ram has correctly answered 12 questions on the fictional game show Who Will Win a Billion?, and has won a billion rupees. However, show host Prem Kumar and the producers, who do not have the money to pay him, have had him arrested for cheating by the police; they had cast Ram because they figured an uneducated street lad would not be able to answer more than a few questions at most, and they find the police more than willing to believe them. Ram explains to his sympathetic lawyer, Smita Shah, just how he managed to answer twelve random questions: Because they related to real events that occurred in his life, with each question prompting its own flashback. (courtesy: wikipedia)