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He decides that he must fight for what he believes is right, and build an honest life. The story ends with him planning to go to Sri Lankawhich lays the premise for the sequel to this book.

Fact-based elements[ edit ] While parts of the novel, based on Roberts' known biography, read as reportedly factual, numerous significant claims by Roberts are impossible to verify and are disputed by the family of one of the main Indian characters in the book.

There is a great deal of debate as to where the boundaries lie between fact shantaram gregory david roberts fiction in the book. Roberts has stated the characters in the story are largely invented, and that he merged different elements taken from true events and people into such events and characters like Prabaker 'of the shantaram gregory david roberts smile'.

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The Khare family disputes many of Roberts' claims, although they acknowledge close association with Gregory Roberts in the s. Prabhakar died in an accident in in circumstances matching the event in the book.

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I wanted the novel to have shantaram gregory david roberts page-turning drive of a work of fiction but to be informed by such a powerful stream of real experience that it had the authentic feel of fact.


Proceeding from the theme of exile, all of the characters represent one or another aspect of the exile experience. All of my time is devoted shantaram gregory david roberts new projects and my family of loved ones. I'm not running away from life: I'm moving into a creative seclusion.

I love humanity and the world that sustains us, and I want to do as much new work in the coming years as possible.

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I hope that those who'll miss my public life will be served by new writing from my private life. I hope that those I don't see, and those I can't respond to, will understand my decision when they see and hear the movies, music, graphic novels, essays, short stories and novels I'm working on now.

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Maybe all that is true, but hey there main character, weren't you a little frustrated and embarrassed when everyone in shantaram gregory david roberts lined up to watch you take a crap every morning? Everything negative the character experiences is presented as an account of facts, everything positive is a big sappy gush fest.

Give me a break. Then the reader is then regaled with pages upon pages of various characters spoon feeding each other philosphy.