Shantaram – Gregory David Roberts

While I was reading the book Gregory talks about the movie “Panch Paapi” starring Chunkey Pandey and Kimi Katkar, so I decided to check the authenticity of this. I immediately googled and right there I found the song and I spotted him sitting there smiling as Kimi Katkar danced around him. Here is the link: https://youtu.be/N7JBiQekEko  From that moment on, I realised his accounts hold true of the events he had written.

This is a massive book 900 odd pages but this is a book about a man’s struggles on the streets of Mumbai. Being a native of Mumbai I have led such a cloistered life that I do not really know what happens in the slums and the dark by lanes of Mumbai, this book tells you exactly that.

This book has definitely found a place in my heart.