Gregory David Roberts

Gregory David Roberts is an Australian author best known for his novel 'Shantaram,' which is based on his own life, including his escape from an Australian prison and subsequent life in the Bombay underworld.

Books

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  1. 1. Shantaram

    The novel follows the life of a convicted Australian bank robber and heroin addict who escapes from prison and flees to India. Settling in the bustling city of Mumbai, he assumes a new identity and immerses himself in the local culture, forming a close bond with the people in a slum. As he navigates his new environment, he becomes entangled in various criminal activities, including running a free health clinic, working for the Bombay mafia, and fighting in Afghanistan. Throughout his journey, he grapples with love, forgiveness, and his quest for redemption, all while exploring themes of good and evil, friendship, and the complexities of the human spirit.

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