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Vikram Chandra

Autor/a de Sacred Games

11+ obres 3,790 Membres 84 Ressenyes 9 preferits

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Author Vikram Chandra was born in New Delhi, India in 1961. He attended college in the United States receiving a BA in English with a concentration in creative writing from Pomona College and attended the film school at Columbia University before dropping out to work on his first novel. His first mostra'n més novel, Red Earth and Pouring Rain, was inspired by an autobiography of a nineteenth century soldier named Colonel James "Sikander" Skinner. It won the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Book and the David Higham Prize for Fiction. His next novel, Love and Longing in Bombay, won the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best Book (Eurasia region) and was short-listed for the Guardian Fiction Prize. In 2000, he and Suketu Mehta co-wrote the Bollywood movie Mission Kashmir. He teaches creative writing at the University of California and currently divides his time between Berkeley, California and Mumbai. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys

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Obres de Vikram Chandra

Sacred Games (2006) 1,989 exemplars
Red Earth and Pouring Rain (1995) 964 exemplars
Sacred Games: Netflix Tie-in Edition Part 2 (2018) — Autor — 12 exemplars
Shanti (2019) 10 exemplars
First Fictions: Introduction 12 (1995) — Col·laborador — 5 exemplars
Shakti [short fiction] (1997) 2 exemplars
Dharma 1 exemplars
The Red Tent 1 exemplars

Obres associades

The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Eleventh Annual Collection (1998) — Col·laborador — 241 exemplars
The Vintage Book of Modern Indian Literature (2001) — Col·laborador — 131 exemplars
Passages: 24 Modern Indian Stories (Signet Classics) (2009) — Col·laborador — 10 exemplars


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This is what I wrote in 2008 about this read: "Fantastic! Modern Mumbai amidst all its crimelords, movie stars, good cops / bad cops, greed and goodness, and Ethnic and religious tensions. Hmmm . . . Maybe I should have a guru . . . "
MGADMJK | Hi ha 49 ressenyes més | Jul 31, 2023 |
Abhay, un estudiante hindú recién llegado a Estados Unidos, hiere de un disparo a un mono ladrón que frecuenta el tejado de la casa de sus padres cerca de Nueva Delhi. El impacto que recibe el animal es tan fuerte que recupera su conciencia humana: en una existencia anterior fue Sanjay, un poeta del siglo XIX que ahora, reencarnado en mono y herido, sino desea morir deberá contar cada día un relato diferente, que resultará ser un gran repaso por la historia de la India.
Natt90 | Hi ha 14 ressenyes més | Mar 21, 2023 |
What an interesting experience to meet unlikeable characters and yet still care what happens to them. Really enjoyed this book and am sad it is over.

Fascinated to see the changes made for the Netflix series. Some huge differences that make me wonder who made the decisions and why.
toddtyrtle | Hi ha 49 ressenyes més | Dec 28, 2022 |
Only 1/3 about code; the rest was Indian philosophy which went a bit over my head. That a formal grammar for Sanskrit was developed a few thousand years BCE was amazing.
Castinet | Hi ha 11 ressenyes més | Dec 10, 2022 |



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