Daaku: The Gangster’s Life picks up the story of Indo–Canadian gangster Ruby Pandher, the hero of Ranj Dhaliwal’s bestseller Daaku, as he recovers from a. Daaku: The Gangster’s Life picks up the story of Indo-Canadian gangster Ruby Pandher, the hero of Ranj Dhaliwal’s bestseller Daaku, as he recovers from a. The Daaku referred to in Ranj Dhaliwal’s book is Ruby Pandher, an Indo- Canadian gangster. We meet Ruby when he is 7 years old or.

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Unfortunately this was a time when minorities were subjected to discrimination and racism, which Dhaliwal faced firsthand.

All I could do on my blogspot was reprint the standard blurb for Ranj’s book to remain within the copyright law. It is a picture of my Father’s Mother I love the look of your new blog.

Daaku: The Gangster’s Life

Once the books done I just sat there thinking. We were outside of the two groups involved. Yet, people who have read your books say it all sounds very authentic. The release of Dhaliwal’s novel was the subject of controversy in the South Asian community for breaking the code of silence in the Indo-Canadian community, though not based on a true story.

Are you talking solely about financial debt? Books Authors About Contact Blog Newer Post Older Post Home. Getting back to Daaku: And you like you pointed out, Susan, the allure of fast cash, power and other things that go with a gangster’s lifestyle are definite contributing factors -I guess they lack the wisdom to realize that all of this is so short-lived.


When I see Ruby the protagonist of DaakuI see a little bit of myself.

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It’s true it happens, and it still is hapenning. Ruby’s eyes and perspective are widened by the dhailwal contacts he makes, as he tries to measure up to — and then sideline — big-time gangster Khalsi.

But in the gangster world, you show power with raw muscle. A story of betrayal, cold—blooded murder and the rise and eventual fall of one gangster, Daaku is a bullet—riddled grand tour of Indo—Canadian gangland. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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Arshy Mann marked it as to-read Jul 07, To ask other readers questions about Daakuplease sign up. Recently though I have been incensed over the fact that chaliwal and more Punjabi women are being murdered in Surrey: Feb 04, Kyle Rampuri rated it it was amazing.

Born in Vancouver, Dhaliwal grew up in Surrey Central, British Columbia in the s, which was a time when Indo-Canadian families were scattered across the suburbs. Lists with This Book. You are rnaj talented at drawing, I’d love to see more artwork. Harman rated it it was amazing Oct 16, Archived from the original on 11 March Gangs and that type violent lifestyle is everywhere in the world today. Never met a babe go for a non G type all through my adolecent years.


All in all, this story was a ten out of ten for me and would read it again and again in the future. Also, they gurdwara societies have annual general meetings where anybody can bring up an issue. We started talking to other people to put a slate together to contest the gurdwara elections.

I used to talk about the cultural divide that is occurring where the parents are coming from India, they are hard workers who work for their families. Yup, Sugarlips just loves books, she might enjoy this one!

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Once you open it ur in it and daakk just cant stop turning the pages, you can never expect whats next. A lot of time they radio have no clue either! I think only a moron would assume that all these indo-canadians are “gangsters” and wrong-doers.

When do you think it will be out? Will Ruby’s heart open, or is the flashy lifestyle too much to tear away from?