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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The author wrote the book to make a splash and get attention and hopefully sell some more copies and make money. Karen Bungar rated it liked it Mar dhaliwap, All in all, this story was a ten out of ten for me and would read it again and again in the future.

Daaku: The Gangster’s Life

Then the rash of gang violence led me to wonder why I had to fear for my life in Surrey, daakku that Punjabi gangsters usually only kill Punjabi associates. Monday, December 04, Daaku by Ranj Dhaliwal. In the violent and ruthless world dhaiwal Indo—Canadian gangs, Ruby Pandher is on his way up. You cringe at how easily he will pick a fight and beat another human being to pulp for the littlest grievances, and yet, when he talks about his “poor mom” and how he loves her daal roti lentils and Indian bread and how he demands that his friends and girlfriends respect her, or when he holds off having intimate relations with a girl who is coming onto him because he wants to lose his virginity with his girlfriend whom he loves, or even when ranh beats up a bully for calling his younger brother a “bun head” you realize that somewhere inside that hard exterior there is a heart and dnaliwal want so much to believe he is more than a hardcore gangster.

Kiran Grewal marked it as to-read May 01, You had short hair, but you have now become a baptized Sikh. Now that I’ve read it, I think I understand the lure Kiran rated it it was ok Jul 25, You are still in the process of writing Daaku 3, the third instalment dakau the Daaku saga.


I know it becuase I’ve seen in hapen infront of me and somewhat have an experience of the meaning of this book might have on certain people nowdays.

Fortunately the subject matter was so interesting it was hard for me to put down. The setting being local makes it more entertaining. The comments are lost, back on my blogger site, but the text came over when I moved. Sai Had I seen this book in a bookstore I probably would have skipped it, but I heard the author on a radio show and realized I had to read this book to find out what it is about gangs and gang culture that is so appealing to our young Punjabi boys.

They were targeting each other because they wanted to show others that they were more powerful than those they targeted. Did you have a problem handling that?

Daaku: The Gangster’s Life by Dhaliwal Ranj

THere are such scars on a child’s psyche which kind of explains their general apathy towards order and human decency. Finally, are you a hip-hop fan? Of silk dhaliiwal and mini-skirts: Eventually, it got out there.

And so sitting on the floor just makes sense to me in that light.

When I first got together with these people, I was younger than them. And the children are sitting at home.

Return to Book Page. This guy has the right attitude, which is refreshing with regard to Punjabi culture. I was curious why Ranj Ddhaliwal, a first-time author, would choose this subject Indo-Canadian gang warfare as a topic for his first novel for as far as I know topics like these tend to be very controversial.

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In my work, I try to portray then as real people. Halfway through the book, I started thinking that this book could either be a textbook on how to become a gangster, or this could help deter youths from getting into that lifestyle. I might probably not sleep and this affects me for a much longer time than I would like! Hi Lotus, I wonder how the old template got messed up? Notify me of new posts by email. InI decided to take amrit become a baptized Sikh and did so.


I am going to be checking it out just now.

I look at it as, what is the lowest point, the point of humility? This book has shown me a whole different world and I feel a whole lot better for being “in the know”, ya know?

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Hitta Sitta marked it as to-read Jun 18, I could name all types of sickos and weirdos from every type of race and country but that doesn’t mean we should cast bad images or notions upon these groups of people. For Ranj Dhaliwal’s west coast fans he will be appearing at three Fraservalley library locations: Where are you on this issue? On one hand, I think well at least it’s not just here, but then I think again and realize that it’s an even bigger problem than I thought because it is everywhere.

Hi, Susan Yes, as I was reading the book it was a daku to me, too, until I realized that this phenomenon seems to be peculiar to the Sikh Punjabi community in Vancouver I came to that conclusion because the majority of young men that have died in this gang warfare have been from the Punjabi community.

Pick up the phone and call the school, ask how your kid is doing. Going back to the Daaku saga, it seems like the mids was the peak of South Asian gangsterism.

It’s a cool title but,like you, I was dhaliwwl to the bone for the reasons he gave for robbing banks.