In India, for the last two decades, Engineering and Medicine are the only two streams that were acceptable for the students to learn. Even after being a saturated economy, the demand for both streams remains the same. The kids who don’t go for both streams are considered not worth it by society.
Indian loser is a sarcastic take on this prejudice. A boy who fails in the Higher Secondary exams falls into the pit of depression. However, with a lot of difficulty and perseverance, he put the pieces back and returns to life. How he finds the focus and proceeds is the crux of the story.
Indian loser is a mirror of society. The author has come forward with a topic that needs to be discussed in detail and analyzed with sincerity. However the topic as relevant and grave as this was not given full justice. Somewhere down the line, the topic was handled immaturely. The same could be attributed to the author’s attempt to make the books readable to all masses so that the message reaches the maximum.
Overall the book is an easy read. It is particularly recommended for parents of teenagers.