Sacred Games

Sacred Games (English, Paperback, Vikram Chandra,)

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Sacred Games  (English, Paperback, Vikram Chandra,)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Penguin
    • Genre: Fiction
    • ISBN: 9780143063605, 014306360X
    • Pages: 968
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    Sacred Games is an award-winning novel of incomparable richness and power written by Vikram Chandra over a period of seven years.

    Summary Of The Book

    Vikram Chandra's Sacred Games is a bravura story of Mumbai – an astonishing modern city of India – and its dark side wherein lies friendship, betrayal, and terrible violence.

    Amid the chaos of modern-day Mumbai, Chandra brings into play various characters including a film-star, a criminal overlord, a policeman, spies, cultists, beggars, and even terrorists. He creates catastrophic consequences in which people from different strata of society – the wretched, the famous, the bloodthirsty, the privileged – are interwoven so intrinsically in this uncompromising story that it becomes an unforgettable epic masterpiece.

    The protagonist is one of the very few Sikhs on the Mumbai police force Sartaj Singh. People identify him with his unique style of trouser, and his beard and turban. The story takes the reader deep into Sartaj’s life – who is plus forty now, whose married life is over, and whose professional life is about to shatter. The story takes a turn when he gets an anonymous tip-off about the boss of G-Company and then decides to find the legendary gangster.

    Chandra provides an amazing amalgamation of a detective thriller (of cops and gangsters) and a 19th century social novel. While it delves into the life of Sartaj Singh, it also explores the criminal underworld of the most-wanted Indian gangster Ganesh Gaitonde. It presents various emotionally charged worlds of contemporary India. The focus here is on the intricate links between local politics, organized crime, and Indian espionage. And the golden thread here is of money and corruption. 

    The author has been highly inspired from mystery novels, the classics of nineteenth-century Victorian fiction, his own life, and Bollywood movies. This inspiration along with Chandra’s first-hand research on the streets of Mumbai renders the flavor of realism to his book.
    Chandra makes use of interweaving voices and narratives to provide a broad spectrum of themes to the novel that range from the devastating violence of India’s partition to the vision of nuclear terrorism.

    Sacred Games has won various awards for its outstanding grandeur. In 2006, it won the Hutch Crossword Book Award for the best work in English fiction. In the next year, it won the Salon Book Award and also got nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award.

    About Vikram Chandra

    Vikram Chandra is a famous award-winning Indian-American author.

    Apart from Sacred Games, Chandra has authored Red Earth and Pouring Rain and Love And Longing In Bombay.

    Born in 1961 in New Delhi, Vikram Chandra completed his graduation from Pomona College in Claremont, California. He did his B.A. in English (focusing on Creative Writing). He attended The Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University to complete his M.A. and later attended the Film School of Columbia University but had to leave it halfway to write his first novel that won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book. He also used to give lectures at George Washington University and University of California, Berkeley. He is married to Melanie Abrams and both give lectures for creative writing at the University of California.

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    • 198 mm
    Length
    • 129 mm
    Ratings & Reviews
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    Feels like watching a good masala Bollywood movie

    This voluminous book succeeds it retaining the reader's attention till the very last page. To an extent, reading this book is similar to watching a mainstream Bollywood movie, one which borrows the best selling ideas from Hindi movies right from the 1970s. Truly, there is a little bit of everything in this book.
    The character of Ganesh Gaitonde comes out as slightly larger than life but then what else do you expect from a powerful don from Mumbai?
    My favorite is of course Sartaj Singh, the lo...
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    Srikant Kuanar

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    A good read

    At 900 pages, this book is going to test your reading stamina. Those with a weak reading muscle may keep away. However once you delve into the story, you are sure to get engrossed. Chandra's brilliant research keeps the suspense flowing evenly throughout the length of the book. Watch out for the tangential chapters where his outstanding writing talent comes to the fore.

    If you are able to climb this mountain of words, the view is sure to leave you spellbound.
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    Anirudh Sharma

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    A Colossus among equals

    "was it possible to come back to belief again, to leave behind too much knowledge and the comfortable distances of exile."

    what a line,what prose, what depth in the narrative. vikram chandra, you sir, you are a genius.
    four years i had waited to read this and its worth the wait. yes, it's long but "it has more beauty in single pages than entire novels".and i can promise you once you read this you wont be able to forget the characters any time soon.

    and finally THANK YOU FLIPKART for maki...
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    sumit joseph ekka

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    Jul, 2014

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    Up there with the best of Indian writing

    This truly is an epic masterpiece. The characters are impressively deep, the plot is gripping and for a 950 page book, the pacing is surprisingly consistent. It doesnt falter or dip in momentum which says a lot about the quality of the writing. Very highly recommended!
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    Neil Dsouza

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    Great product

    It's more descriptive than the web series. U will definitely enjoy it. Don't get terrified by the size of the book. Once you start and pick speed, you won't even know when you will get to the last page.
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    Don't waste your money

    Waste of time, what can be said in one para is written and dragged over pages. Too much unnecessary stuff which could have been edited out. Thousand+ pages simply added weight to the book
    Series is hundred times better than book.
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    5

    Great product

    Good
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    sachin vishe

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    5

    Simply awesome

    The best Indian novel ever of this size. 947 pages of pure exhilaration.. at times wishing it does not get over...a new way of narration letting you learn the choicest Hindi expletives as well.
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    Terrific

    Very Good...
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    Swaraj kumar Mishra

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    Questions and Answers
    Q:Does it have both the series part one and part two?
    A:Yes!
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    Q:Does it contain full story of sacred games contain fulll story??
    A:Don't relate the book with TV serie. both are poles apart. The book moves on a complete different track, with an ending.
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    Q:Which one is better..? Sacred Games full novel... or Sacred Games netflix Tie up edition..? plzzz anss
    A:I would say the book. it's very much in detail with many more characters.
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    Q:Does this book end where Netflix's season 2 end.
    A:Yes, but it has much different story than Netflix made. I love the story of book which stick us upto the end.
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    Q:does this book have all two parts of sacred games ?
    A:YES
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    Q:does this book ends where season one ended?
    A:Yes
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    Q:is it combined part one and 2?
    A:yes
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    Q:is this a complete sacred games book ?
    A:yes.. whole sacred games in one book.
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    Q:does it have both season 1 and 2 included as the one shoes in web series?
    A:only season 1
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