*C. SREE VIJAYA DURGA
RESEARCH SCHOLAR IN ENGLISH,
JNTUA, ANANTHAPURAMU, A.P.
**DR. V.B. CHITHRA,
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR IN ENGLISH & HOD,
DEPT. OF HUMANITIES, JNTUA,
ANANTAPURAMU, A.P. 515002
Chetan Bhagat is one of the most significant writers of the post-modern Indian English fiction. He created a new trend in Indian English fiction; as the Indian English literature can be distinguished before and after Chetan Bhagat. His fictional works elevate the youth concerns and the solutions. He deals with the human relationships and predicaments with a philosophical touch in his novels; which inculcates the values and shows a path in a new direction to the youth where one can find the secret of life. This paper throws a glance at the inner psychological predicaments of the modern young generation who longs for self-consciousness; inner consciousness. Bhagat portrays this inner consciousness of the individuals through his characters in the novel One Night @ the Call Center with the exposure of their predicaments. Bhagat narrates the story in a humorous way and ends it in a serious tone to reveal the inner struggle of the characters and finds a solution through spiritual forces that to be, from a machine. Here in this novel, God advices the characters over phone and resolve their predicaments and reminds their strengths and weakness to overcome the situations.
Keywords: Predicaments, self-consciousness, young generation, God.