Arab Today, arab today shantaram sequel hits shelves after a decade
Last Updated : GMT 21:05:11
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

'Shantaram' sequel hits shelves after a decade

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today 'Shantaram' sequel hits shelves after a decade

Copies of 'The Mountain Shadow'
Mumbai - AFP

A long-awaited sequel to "Shantaram" went on sale on Tuesday, 12 years after the novel about an escaped Australian convict in India became a huge backpacker hit, selling four million copies worldwide.

It took the Australian author Gregory David Roberts 10 years to write "The Mountain Shadow", which picks up the story two years after "Shantaram" ends.

Roberts' first novel became an international sensation when it was released in 2003 for its colourful depiction of the Indian city of Mumbai.

It centres on the life of a convicted Australian bank robber and heroin addict who escapes jail and flees to India, becoming embroiled in the Mumbai underworld.

"Shantaram" acquired a cult following, with television chat show queen Oprah Winfrey describing it as one of her favourite novels on a visit to India in 2012.

It was given an added air of mystique by claims from Roberts that elements of it were based on real life events and the 900-page doorstopper became a favourite amongst backpackers.

It sees the main protagonist, "Lin" set up a health clinic in a slum, fall in love, and fight with the Mujahideen in Afghanistan.

Publisher Little, Brown UK has said it took Roberts 10 years to complete the sequel, and fans took to Twitter to express their excitement.

"Today's the day! Been waiting for this to be released since I first read Shantaram 3 years ago," Wes Cartlidge tweeted.

 

arabstoday
arabstoday

GMT 08:10 2017 Thursday ,27 April

Abu Dhabi International Book Fair launched

GMT 09:09 2017 Wednesday ,19 April

Braille reading contest winners honoured

GMT 07:10 2017 Wednesday ,19 April

Deputy Premier patronises book launch

GMT 07:26 2017 Tuesday ,18 April

Abu Dhabi gears up for international book fair

GMT 12:19 2017 Friday ,14 April

Sharjah ruler launches book version

GMT 03:37 2017 Saturday ,08 April

Textbooks spell testing times
View News in Arabic - Culture: مراجعة كتب
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today shantaram sequel hits shelves after a decade Arab Today, arab today shantaram sequel hits shelves after a decade

 



Arab Today, arab today

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today shantaram sequel hits shelves after a decade Arab Today, arab today shantaram sequel hits shelves after a decade

 



Arab Today, arab today France defies terrorism through tourism

GMT 15:18 2017 Saturday ,20 May

France defies terrorism through tourism
Arab Today, arab today Zainab Fadel Oglu designs “Shakerin” mosque

GMT 12:13 2017 Thursday ,11 May

Zainab Fadel Oglu designs “Shakerin” mosque
Arab Today, arab today Seeks to move past rift with Israel

GMT 08:00 2017 Monday ,08 May

Seeks to move past rift with Israel

GMT 08:10 2017 Thursday ,27 April

Abu Dhabi International Book Fair launched

GMT 09:09 2017 Wednesday ,19 April

Braille reading contest winners honoured

GMT 07:10 2017 Wednesday ,19 April

Deputy Premier patronises book launch

GMT 07:26 2017 Tuesday ,18 April

Abu Dhabi gears up for international book fair

GMT 12:19 2017 Friday ,14 April

Sharjah ruler launches book version

GMT 03:37 2017 Saturday ,08 April

Textbooks spell testing times
View News in Arabic - Culture: مراجعة كتب
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Mozambique's gas boom dream under threat

GMT 16:29 2017 Monday ,08 May

Mozambique's gas boom dream under threat
Arab Today, arab today Prepares to give stargazers an eyeful

GMT 13:38 2017 Monday ,06 March

Prepares to give stargazers an eyeful
Arab Today, arab today Jaguar displays XF Sportbrake line

GMT 14:36 2017 Monday ,08 May

Jaguar displays XF Sportbrake line
Arab Today, arab today BMW sees forecasts in reach

GMT 09:04 2017 Thursday ,04 May

BMW sees forecasts in reach
Arab Today, arab today Climate science: Bad news gets worse

GMT 08:48 2017 Saturday ,06 May

Climate science: Bad news gets worse
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday