SACRED GAMES – Vikram Chandra / Visual language, byzantine plotting and go-for-broke expansiveness.

Divide time between Mumbai and Berkeley, teaching creative writing.

Is a giant city that contains an amount of history and culture, life and food, temples and everything else you could possibly imagine. Never forget: the great tradition of New Delhi, can be seen also through its cuisine. Tasting Kulle Chaat, your emotions hit peak high of pleasure. This snack (various vegetables and fruits), it’s filled with a blend spices, lime juice, salt, chickpeas and pomegranate seeds. Dilli Haat? It’s calm, organized and convenient, it’s kind of an outdoor shopping plaza where vendors sell high quality Indian handicrafts in a friendly, safe environment.

Born in New Delhi, he completed his secondary education in a boarding school in Ajmer, Rajasthan. After a short stay at St. Xavier’s College in Mumbai, VIKRAM CHANDRA came to the United States as an undergraduate student. He attended the Film School at Columbia University in New York, and in the Columbia library he happened know the autobiography of a legendary nineteenth century soldier (born of an Indian mother and a British father). This book was to become the inspiration for his first novel. His novel Sacred Games was published in 2006 in India and in the UK. It won the Hutch Crossword Award for English Fiction for 2006. It was included on numerous “Best of the Year” lists and received lavish critical acclaim.

It’s is a story of friendship and betrayal into an astonishing modern. It’s novel draws the reader deep into the life of an police inspector and into the criminal underworld of the most wanted gangster in India. Sacred Games, is an novel of exceptional richness and power. Reading VIKRAM CHANDRA, you can discover Sartaj (one of the very few Sikhs on the Mumbai police force). He is now past forty and his career prospects are on the slide. When he gets an anonymous tip-off as to the secret hide-out of a boss, he’s determined that he’ll be the one to collect the prize. Drawing inspiration from the classics of nineteenth-century fiction and research on the streets of Mumbai, this novel evokes with realism the way we live now.

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