Ranj Dhaliwal was raised in Surrey, British Columbia. While growing up he was exposed to the Indo-Canadian underworld and learned much about "the Game". Daaku : A Novel. Ranj Dhaliwal.
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Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Daaku by Dhaliwal Ranj. Daaku by Dhaliwal Ranj ,. Dhaliwal Ranj. In the violent and ruthless world of Indo-Canadian gangs, Ruby Pandher is on his way up.
A self-described daaku Punjabi for outlaw , Ruby learns young that might, in the form of hid drunken father's fists, is right and that money is easier to steal than earn. Ruby's small-time scams reveal a knack for leadership and after his first stint in youth detention, the big-timers In the violent and ruthless world of Indo-Canadian gangs, Ruby Pandher is on his way up.
Ruby's small-time scams reveal a knack for leadership and after his first stint in youth detention, the big-timers start to notice his potential. Soon, Ruby is doing collections for Indo-Canadian drug dealers. 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.
On the cusp of adulthood, and surrounded by Punjabi terrorists, bikers and Indo-Canadian gangsters, Ruby is drawn like a moth to the glamour of the power, money, and drugs. 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. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published October 23rd by New Star Books first published More Details Original Title. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about Daaku , please sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Daaku. Jun 21, Dakota Derrah rated it did not like it. The novel started off head strong with a boy whose life was wildly besmirched by the age of twelve.
The first few chapters that introduced the story held so much promise and excitement, but as the story went on, it seemed like the words were just strung together, and the story was completely lost. The rise in action was immediately followed up with a fall in action, meaning there was no climax.
It was far to abrupt and I doubt it was even thought out. While I would like to give this book a 0. I might recommend this book to someone who is looking to read a book about Canadian gangs, but only because this is the only gang book I have ever read, and because it is a fairly short book. I truly had such high expectations, and perhaps that is why my review is so critical, but this book had so much potential and it saddens me that this story went down the drain.
Mar 04, Shane Kiely rated it liked it. If you're a fan of Joyce esque linguistic flare which admittedly is something I'd never claim to be this would probably be one to avoid. But judged on it's own merits think of it as a fictional version of one of those gangster memoirs it's actually solid. Dan rated it liked it Sep 09, Carlee Perugini rated it liked it May 08, Rosie S rated it really liked it Jul 11, Derek Pochurko rated it did not like it Jul 15, Sumit Sanghera rated it did not like it Apr 20, Kyle Rampuri rated it it was amazing Jul 04, Xio Chio rated it it was ok Sep 07, Aman rated it it was amazing Aug 07, Kim Dekker rated it really liked it Jan 02, Prab Nijjar rated it it was ok Oct 10, Preeti rated it it was ok Jan 17, Ashley Girn rated it liked it May 16, Jaslin rated it it was amazing Dec 03, Evraj Dhaliwal rated it liked it Jul 06, Sony Sahota rated it liked it Sep 15, Priya Rahelu rated it it was amazing Apr 20, G rated it it was amazing Jan 01, Priya Sharma rated it really liked it Sep 12, Ramneek rated it it was ok Jan 25, Chanjot rated it liked it Jul 17, Harman rated it it was amazing Oct 16, Deni rated it it was ok Mar 12, Angie rated it liked it Jul 25, Kiran rated it liked it Jul 25, Dayna Grant rated it it was amazing Mar 06, Karen Bungar rated it really liked it Feb 25, Maninder rated it liked it Nov 29, Talvir Sahota rated it it was amazing Jan 24, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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Daaku: The Gangster's Life
Dhaliwal is now writing the third part of the Daaku saga as well as a fourth book. 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. But the books merely served to shine the public spotlight on a man who has been active on many fronts. Dhaliwal also takes a keen interest in environmental and, by extension, aboriginal issues. He counts many prominent First Nations personalities among his friends. Naturally, as our verbatim interview illustrates, he has a lot to say on a lot of things. You are still in the process of writing Daaku 3, the third instalment in the Daaku saga.
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