Sacred Games - Vikram Chandra

It can be disconcerting when life imitates art. So it was with Vikram Chandra’s Sacred Games (Harper Perennial, $16.95), published a year before the horrible attacks in Mumbai last fall. No mere police procedural this, but a deeply political and social commentary on the state of Indian society, with Mumbai as the central character. The book is narrated in chapters which alternate between Ganesh Gatoinde, the Godfather, who tells his fearsome stories of gang warfare, and the honest policeman, Sartaj Singh, who represents the effort to hold back the tide of corruption and religious fanaticism that threatens to engulf India. An important theme is the humiliation that many suffered during Partition.  When you embark on a long plane ride or on vacation, Sacred Games will be a perfect companion.

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780061130366
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Published: Harper Perennial - December 18th, 2007

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