Mediocre But Arrogant

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Mediocre but Arrogant
Author Abhijit Bhaduri
Country India
Language English
Genre Fiction
Publisher Harper Collins
Media type Print (Paperback)
ISBN 978-93-502-9121-4

Mediocre but Arrogant is a novel written by Abhijit Bhaduri. It is the first novel of the MBA series. It is a fictional story set in Jamshedpur which documents the life of the protagonist, Abbey, at a Top-notch B-School in Jamshedpur. This is the first novel by Abhijit Bhaduri, His other published works include Married but Available which is the second book in the MBA Series and a management ‘guide-book’- Don’t Hire the Best.


Mediocre But Arrogant is the story of being young in India. It is about the roller coaster life in a B-School with glimpses of hostel life, grades, chai at the dhaba and, not least, being in love. The story follows the life of the protagonist, Abbey who lands an MBA course at a topnotch B-School, the Management Institute of Jamshedpur, after three years of college. At MIJ, Abbey finds his life turned upside down – what with professors like Haathi and Chatto, friends like Rascal Rusty and Pappu, and girls like Ayesha and Keya. Will the two years at MIJ bag Abbey a job? Will this be where he finds love? These are the pivotal questions the novel tries to answer.[1]


Mediocre But Arrogant has featured in several best-seller lists - including The Hindu,[2], Crossword Book Store Chain Fiction Best-Sellers list by the Deccan Herald.[3] The Week’s review of the novel calls it as a book that is ‘Loaded with humour and narrated at a cracking pace’.[1] Deccan Herald lauded the story for its authenticity. ‘The authenticity of the dialogues, friends, incidents, phattas, attitudes are the book’s heart’ mentions the tabloid’s review of the novel.

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  1. ^ a b "Mediocre But Arrogant". HarperCollins Publishers India Ltd. Retrieved 19 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "The Hindu's List of Bestsellers - Abhijit Bhaduri's Official Website". 11 May 2008. Retrieved 19 June 2014. 
  3. ^ Archived from the original on February 24, 2012. Retrieved June 7, 2013.  Missing or empty |title= (help)