Shantaram Shantaram

Shantaram

A Novel

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“It took me a long time and most of the world to learn what I know about love and fate and the choices we make, but the heart of it came to me in an instant, while I was chained to a wall and being tortured.”


An escaped convict with a false passport, Lin flees maximum security prison in Australia for the teeming streets of Bombay, where he can disappear. Accompanied by his guide and faithful friend, Prabaker, the two enter the city’s hidden society of beggars and gangsters, prostitutes and holy men, soldiers and actors, and Indians and exiles from other countries, who seek in this remarkable place what they cannot find elsewhere.

As a hunted man without a home, family, or identity, Lin searches for love and meaning while running a clinic in one of the city’s poorest slums, and serving his apprenticeship in the dark arts of the Bombay mafia. The search leads him to war, prison torture, murder, and a series of enigmatic and bloody betrayals. The keys to unlock the mysteries and intrigues that bind Lin are held by two people. The first is Khader Khan: mafia godfather, criminal-philosopher-saint, and mentor to Lin in the underworld of the Golden City. The second is Karla: elusive, dangerous, and beautiful, whose passions are driven by secrets that torment her and yet give her a terrible power.

Burning slums and five-star hotels, romantic love and prison agonies, criminal wars and Bollywood films, spiritual gurus and mujaheddin guerrillas—this huge novel has the world of human experience in its reach, and a passionate love for India at its heart.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2004
October 13
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
944
Pages
PUBLISHER
St. Martin's Publishing Group
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
3
MB

Customer Reviews

Pammy's Music ,

Shantaram

Beautifully written; one of the best books I have ever read!

kaydeeNYC ,

Didn’t want it to end!

I found this story fascinating and the characters in it so real. I finished it wanting to know more!

amandadelacore ,

Remembrance

I first read this book 15 years ago… and always remembered how there were so many times in the book where a phrase was uttered that made me stop, think, and reflect about my life. And after 15 years… I’m still stopping, thinking and reflecting.

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