Dark Side of Corporate in Chetan Bhagat’s One Night @ Call Centre

  • R Ranjith kumar Ph.D, Research Scholar, Pachaiyappa’s College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • B Vasanthakumar Research Guide & Supervisor, Department of English, PG & Research Department of English, Pachiyappa’s College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Keywords: Corporate, Stress, Issues, High Standard life, True Love, Alcohol


The purpose of this article is to show case the corporate life style with the living ambience in society with the perspectives of social, economical, legal, and political and so on and so forth. The story was about six people working in a call center. The present paper focuses on the living style of people especially in a corporate world with the characters such as Vroom, Isha, Radhika, Syam, Bakshi and Priyanka. The setting of the novel One Night @ Call Centre is a resemblance of the posh culture of the 21st century. All these characters make the readers to be in a comfort zone by showing the contemporary issues such as work stress, love, night shifts, friendship, In-laws restrictions, Luxurious life style, Craze for fanciful life. In a nutshell it is a story of almost lost love, thwarted ambitions, negligence of family affection, stress of a patriarchal set up, an insight on the lifestyle of youth of this country and the work ambience of a globalized office. Chetan Bhagat succeeds in representing such an advanced as well as corporate style of life through all these characters by narrating the real life situations among this group of people practically. The novel also stresses on the love affairs as well as increasing rate of the divorce as well as break ups in love which are become a common issues now a days. There are certain other aspects where the writer showcases the elements of exploitation of the educated employees in call centers in this novel of One Night @ Call Centre, which are mainly highlighted in this article with few relevant examples.

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Ranjith kumar, R., & Vasanthakumar, B. (2019). Dark Side of Corporate in Chetan Bhagat’s One Night @ Call Centre. Shanlax International Journal of English, 8(1), 58-60. https://doi.org/10.34293/english.v8i1.660