i loved this book. I have heard so much about the movie that I thought I should read the book before watching the film--since books and films often have just a passing resemblance to each other. Ram Mohammad Thomas is arrested, jailed, and tortured after correctly winning the grand prize on Who Will Win a Billion. The producers obviously don't want to pay and, instead, accuse Ram of fraud and cheating. Ram tells his life story to his attorney and demonstrates that even though he never went to school, he could answer the questions based on his life's experiences. A wonderful story about life in the lower classes of Indian society.