This event is ticketed.
Shantaram is one of the premier novels to be read by all, every reader describes it as an experience that brings the city of Mumbai to you within its pages. As a background, this novel depicts a tale based on the life of the author Gregory David Roberts. Roberts is Australia's most wanted man in the 1980’s after he escaped from prison and found refuge in the bustling streets of Bombay. He would later live in slums under the name Linbaba and join the mafia.
Eternally treading the tightrope of fact and fiction, this is a tale of grit, determination and most of all, a love letter to the city. This walk will take you through the novel as well as help you understand the historical significance and beauty of the city. The walk not only traces the trajectory of the novel through Colaba but also discusses how popular fiction lends itself to the city and vice versa. The idea is to revisit Colaba - its histories & stories and to reconstruct events from Shantaram that unfurl in this area amidst baubles, the un-Shantaram McDonalds, 30 minutes chairs at Cafe Leopold and imagine being jailed at Colaba Police Station a'la Lin, think 'headache green' of India Guest House, learn about Bombay Mafia of the time and let your stomach 'flip' at Sassoon Dock.
Come join us on this journey as we rediscover Aamchi Mumbai!