Sacred Games Author : Vikram Chandra
Country : India

Sacred Games is a long novel which follows the rise and fall of the Mumbai gangster Ganesh Gaitonde and his police Nemesis Sartaj Singh. Set in contemporary India, the novel also includes flashbacks to the independence and partition of India in ways occasionally reminsicent of Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children. Sacred Games is a detailed, fascinating book depicting not only the ramifications of religious divide, but also poverty, corruption, political conspiracy and, above all, the seamier side of Mumbai with its gangs, prostitution, bent policemen, and seedy prisons.

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