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Shantaram

Shantaram

Author(s): Gregory David Roberts

Location(s): Mumbai (Bombay)

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Later 20th Century

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The story of Lin, his travels, trials, the dilemmas he faces and relationships he builds with individuals as he moves through the slums of Mumbai (with a side trip to Afghanistan)- a truly enthralling and captivating book.

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A truly engaging read, if you want a feel for Mumbai then this is your novel! Stunning (and apparently it took three attempts for Roberts to finish this book as the first two drafts...

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Brings India to life within a crazy story

Author: Isa

I really enjoyed this book. It’s completely mad but really good. I can imagine for a few readers it’s a bit much – I personally struggled with some of the philosophical mafia parts, but...

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Amazing book! Makes me want to go back to Mumbai!

Author: Charl

Out of all the books I’ve ever read (it’s a few!) Shantaram is one I always go back to, always recommend and always think about. Without wanting to give any spoilers, it’s one of...

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Enter the 2021TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

Judges include Victoria Hislop and Rosanna Ley

First Prize of £1,000 / US$1,350

Prizes total £1,750 / US$2,362 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 6th November 2021