55: A Novel‘Tried to picture myself in a shady second-rate college and realized that even thinking
about it was difficult.’
Arjun Singh is a typical South Delhi brat whose biggest worry is securing a much-coveted seat in
one of the city’s top colleges. But his ambitious plans come to a screeching halt when he scores
a paltry ‘55’ in English in the board exams. Unable to meet the cut-off, Arjun is forced to take
admission in a neighbouring second-grade college. Between grappling with his identity as a Sikh
and facing repeated misfortunes in love, Arjun’s only solace is his three best friends from school
who have also ended up in the same dump. What will happen to his future now?
Witty, naughty, and plain irreverent, 55 is a delightful, mad caper about growing up and surviving
three tumultuous years in the hallowed corridors of Delhi University.