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Shantaram (Paperback)

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'A literary masterpiece . . . at once erudite and intimate, reflective and funny . . . it has the grit and pace of a thriller' Daily Telegraph



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

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group Publication Date: 24/03/2005 ISBN-13: 9780349117546  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Gregory David Roberts retired from public life in 2014 to devote time to his family and new writing projects.

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Customer Reviews

Amazing book! I read this whilst on holiday and I couldn't put it down! Amazingly it's based on a true story about a guy who escaped a maximum security prison in Australia and fled to the India to become a slum doctor, work with the local mafia, star in a Bollywood film and fight in the war. Mentla stuff. Looking forward to the sequel that's just been released.

- 18/11/2015
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Great book,which,personally,I would advise everyone to read.Absolutely,"Shantaram" is not for fans of the "pocket novels"The book requires a thoughtful reading.The novel shows a bright India in its true colours.I visited Bombay last year.After reading this book,I would like to come back there. Really the novel is worth arguing about it,reading and re-reading!

- 21/03/2013
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