The Hon’ble Court Bangalore has granted temporary injunction restraining Chetan Bhagat from selling the book 'One Indian Girl' after Anvita Bajpai filed a suit claiming it to be an intelligent copy of her story 'Drawing Parallels' from the book 'Life, Odds & Ends'.

The Hon’ble Court Bangalore has granted temporary injunction restraining Chetan Bhagat from selling the book 'One Indian Girl' after Anvita Bajpai filed a suit claiming it to be an intelligent copy of her story 'Drawing Parallels' from the book 'Life, Odds & Ends'.

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Mrs. Anvita Bajpai, an IIT and IIM graduate, having passion for writing published a collection of short stories in a book titled LIFE, ODDS & ENDS in the year 2014. The first story of the book is titled DRAWING PARALLELS. This story centred on a woman, feminist, non-conventional, adventurously deviant especially in matters of relationships with the opposite sex; and she settles down in her third relationship by finding a balance for her family and other aspirations.

Mr. Chetan Bhagat, a celebrated writer published a fiction called ONE INDIAN GIRL in the year 2016. Mrs. Anvita Bajpai claims that during the year 2014, when Chetan Bhagat had come to Bangalore for BLF’14, she had given him a copy of her book for writing review; though he denied the notice sent by Anvita Bajpai alleging that one Indian girl published in the year 2016 is nothing but a copy of DRAWING PARALLELS and the theme of her story has been intelligently copied.

Anvita Bajpai sent a legal notice on 22/2/2017 to Mr. Chetan Bhagat and asked him to withdraw the book titled ONE INDIAN GIRL and also to pay a sum of Rs. 5 lakhs towards damages. He sent a reply on 23/3/2017 denying all the allegations and has stoutly denied that One Indian Girl is totally a different story and not based on ideas of story DRAWING PARALLELS written by Mrs. Anvita Bajpai.

Mrs. Anvita Bajpai approached civil Court at Bangalore and has filed an Original Suit seeking permanent injunction restraining Mr. Chetan Bhagat and the publisher from selling ONE INDIAN GIRL and also sought for damages of Rs. 1 lakh. The Hon’ble Court, after hearing the advocate for Mrs. Anvita Bajpai, has granted temporary injunction till the next of hearing restraining Mr. Chetan Bhagat and the publisher from selling the Book .The injunction order came to be passed on 19th April, 2017.


PS: Needed formalities and further communications in this matter are in progress.