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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I’ll visit later to check out your new selection. If you keep killing, the authorities crack down harder, the penalties get harsher. People were getting killed on a regular basis. It’s a fun read if you like gangster type stories. It’s a cool title but,like you, I was chilled to the bone for the reasons he gave for robbing banks.

Does this seem off the mark to you? But the books merely served to shine the public spotlight on a man who has been active on many fronts. 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. This is a ridiculous argument.

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Melissa Stout rated it it was amazing Nov 12, The French were totally shocked because there is a generally opinion that there is no violence in Canada.

Hi, Susan Yes, as I was reading the book it was a surprise 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.

Ranj Dhaliwal portrayed the harsh reality of the gang issues in the Vancouver Lower-Mainland and did it very accurately as I was able to make many connections with dozens of references in the book. Yes, gangs are everywhere now The parents have no clue. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


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Furthermore, the author needs to find a new editor as his current one has done a piss-poor job in editing Daaku; a good editor would have helped him clean up many mistakes and helped him tighten the writing, to some degree at least. Now “known to police,” Ruby is drawn into a gang war just as he’s trying to beat the rap on weapons charges and theft —— while simultaneously organizing a jailhouse smuggling ring.

Your slate was the third slate — the youth slate — and you were actually outside that fight? If you go to an outdoor basketball tournament, such as at a school, it may not be a safe place because you may have a problem with some kids from a different school. If you don’t know what a Jat is, do your research before coming up with inane theories about why there is violence here in Vancouver! To be honest, I had no idea this gang culture even existed in BC goes to show you what a sheltered world I live in so in that respect this book was a huge eye-opener.

About the WCC Books, how old must they be? About WCC, I think the books must be 50 years or older. However, I would advise people who get offended easily to take caution when reading as this story is very explicit with violence and sexuality.

Eventually, it got out there. Why do kids opt to live on the edge, when they could have stability and security? Daakuin Punjabi, is another term for outlaw.

I look at it as, what is the lowest point, the point of humility? It’s a surprise to hear about this community involved in gangs mainly because those immigrants from India that I know are “intellectual” immigrants and so are not vulnerable in the same ways that economic immigrants can be. But fortunately with the right support and opportunities out of the gang world I was able to resist the temptation. The success of Daaku pushed the articulate Dhaliwal, now 38, into the public spotlight, and he has been much in demand from media, politicians and all kinds of stakeholders and groups for his views on gang-related issues in B.


Dhaliwal was elected in and became the Vice-President elect of the temple in Or do you believe in providing people the choice? It’s true it happens, faaku it still is hapenning.

Ranj Dhaliwal promises sequel to saga — but not just yet”. So I decided to start talking about it. To ask other readers questions about Daakuplease sign up. Unfortunately this was a time when minorities were subjected to discrimination and racism, which Dhaliwal faced firsthand. In the violent and ruthless world of Indo—Canadian dhaliwa, Ruby Pandher is on his way up. Gurjit added it Sep 27, Ranj DhaliwalPunjabi: Some one had once recomended it and when I read it it lead me into a different world, one which I never saw through.

People are still buying the two books. The book truly shows the issues with young Indo-Canadian youth growing up in Vancouver and Surrey and getting caught up in the gangster life. Ranj Dhaliwal is currently working on his third novel Ganglandwhich rxnj predicted to be released in When I see Ruby the protagonist of DaakuI see a little bit of myself.

Deepak Panesar marked it as to-read Jul 07, You just want to be able to talk to someone as you read it The entire novel is replete with awkward sentences, awkward and grammatically incorrect sentence structure, and weak prose in general. I guess one’s view of the world and one’s values can be so drastically altered when violent abuse is experienced in one’s formative years.

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Gagan added it Jun 17, I know it becuase I’ve seen in hapen infront of me and somewhat saaku an experience of the meaning of this book might have on certain people nowdays. I thought to myself, “Hey!