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Shantaram pdf is the story of an escaped convict who flees maximum-security prison in Australia for the teeming streets of Bombay.

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Shantaram pdf
Book Name Shantaram
Pages 936
Size 2.73 MB
Author Gregory David Roberts
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Shantaram is an epic novel of flight and love, hurtling through the underworld of contemporary Bombay. Nominated for the Booker Prize, this riveting first novel is narrated by Lin, an escaped convict with a false passport who flees maximum security prison in Australia for the teeming streets of a city where he can disappear.

Set in the underworld of contemporary Bombay, Shantaram is an epic tale of escape, adventure and spiritual transformation. It begins with Lin, who tells his life story from a jail cell in Bombay. Once an Australian heroin addict and armed robber, Lin fled his native Melbourne for Bombay as a young man on a quest for redemption and freedom. He quickly found himself immersed in the subculture below the city’s glitzy veneer: bazaars, slums, brothels, and opium dens.

An epic novel of love, loss, and redemption, Shantaram is a story that takes the reader on an incredible journey through the underworld of Bombay. This modern classic is written in the unique voice of Lin, a young Australian escapee from prison who flees to India, where he becomes a fugitive. With his life practically destroyed by heroin addiction and crime, he finds himself in Bombay–the birthplace of Vishnu–the incarnation of truth.

There he lives with the poor and the dispossessed–hustlers and refugees, prostitutes and tailors–while committing mail fraud for his survival. He falls in love with every aspect of life in Bombay–the food, the drink, even its filth; it is tenderness compared to what he has known. But when he is caught up in plot involving heroin traffickers and policemen on both sides of those crooked lines that have divided our domains since time began.

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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.”

So begins this epic, mesmerizing first novel set in the underworld of contemporary Bombay. Shantaram is narrated by Lin, an escaped convict with a false passport who flees maximum security prison in Australia for the teeming streets of a city where he can disappear.

Accompanied by his guide and faithful friend, Prabaker, the two enter Bombay’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 passionate love for India at its heart. Based on the author’s life, it is by any measure the debut of an extraordinary voice in literature.

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