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Shantaram (eBook)Gregory David Roberts
A novel of high adventure, great storytelling and moral purpose, based on an extraordinary true story of eight years in the Bombay underworld.
'In the early 80s, Gregory David Roberts, an armed robber and heroin addict, escaped from an Australian prison to India, where he lived in a Bombay slum. There, he established a free health clinic and also joined the mafia, working as a money launderer, forger and street soldier. He found time to learn Hindi and Marathi, fall in love, and spend time being worked over in an Indian jail. Then, in case anyone thought he was slacking, he acted in Bollywood and fought with the Mujahedeen in Afghanistan . . . Amazingly, Roberts wrote Shantaram three times after prison guards trashed the first two versions. It's a profound tribute to his willpower . . . At once a high-kicking, eye-gouging adventure, a love saga and a savage yet tenderly lyrical fugitive vision.' Time Out
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
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WOW!!! What am amazing book and an amazing journey.
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This is the best book I have read in ages. The descriptions of Bombay/Mumbai are wonderful. This is a true story and is as much a travelogue as a story. Anyone who wants to visit India should read this book
Fantastic book, had seen this a few times before finally getting round to buying it. What a long book but what a ride! Page turner, invokes so many emotions...been to India many times, haven't read a more... More