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Chetan Bhagat doesn't know what historians do. Can you help him?

Trinaa Prasad | Updated on: 13 February 2017, 7:13 IST

The writer, known for writing books for people with poor taste, has restored our faith in human stupidity. He wants to know what historians do.

Mind has been blown permanently off to Mars. Also, the jaw refuses to come off the floor.

A while ago, Chetan sent out a tweet to his 5.81 million followers that says: "What do historians do? I am genuinely curious. This happened. Then this happened. Then this. Ok work done for the day."

CB- tweet

A little later, he clarified that this tweet was a joke in case somebody had missed the point.

At first glance, you'd think he's talking about his own novels given his utter lack of skill as far as narration is concerned. But no. India's most well-known face in contemporary fiction (who also judges dance shows in his spare time) is talking about historians. People who do extensive research before stringing a sentence together.

For a bestselling author with several Bollywood blockbuster spin-offs inspired by his novels, you'd expect at least a teeny bit of sense. Or wit. Like his novels, it looks like his humour too is stuck at a (minus) five point something.

First published: 30 October 2015, 12:55 IST