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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Your slate was the third slate — the youth slate — and you were actually outside that fight?

Daaku: The Gangster’s Life by Dhaliwal Ranj

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. The story continued through a second book, titled Daaku: The author wrote the book to make a splash and get attention and hopefully sell some more copies and make money.

You have served as a vice-president of the Surrey Sikh Temple. And then it peaked after that. Are you saying basically that the loose cannons have mutually eliminated each other? It was a very difficult book to read, not for the explicit nature, but due to the way it was written.

Their word is all they live on.

Would you be able today to pick up the phone and talk to a number of your old colleagues? This is not a great work of literature and people who read books for the sheer pleasure of language will probably wish they had a red pen to rearrange the syntax, phrase structure and so on, but I have to say, the author’s style of writing took nothing away from the story, atleast for me it didn’t.

Also, they gurdwara societies have annual general meetings where anybody can bring up an issue. I did take the privilege to download the cover of Daaku from your site — which may have come from the publisher or even Chapters Indigo. I’m trying to think of who this Canadian writer might be I sent my committee a resignation letter. And then I started reading the stories about our Gurus and Sikhi and how it all became. I was asking a lot of questions.


I remember going to high school in East Vancouver in the nineties and being tempted to the whole world of drugs, gangs and corruption. However, I would advise people who get offended easily to take caution when reading as this story is very explicit with violence and sexuality.

Daaku: The Gangster’s Life

And you like you pointed out, Susan, the allure of fast cash, power and other things that go with a gangster’s lifestyle are definite contributing factors -I guess they lack the wisdom to realize that all of this is so short-lived. 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. I went dhalial periods when I had a judaa hair tied up in a bun dsaku others when I dhaliwao my hair.

If you want to do a comparison, read a few pages of Daaku and then read a few pages from any book by Rohinton Mistry Indian dhaliwakor George R. 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 power, money, and drugs. You hate Ruby’s attitude to life, his blatant disregard for the law and for human life. Paperbackpages. Most of all, can Ruby break the cycle and leave behind “The Life”?

Retrieved 24 February Ranj Dhaliwal is a Sikh. What is your opinion about that?

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 daalu certain people nowdays. Was it some kind of single life-changing incident, or was it a raj disillusionment with what you were seeing happening? I just started the story. It’s true it happens, and it still is hapenning. In the real corporate world, you show power with financial strength, stocks etc. Hi Anali Welcome back, so glad this new template works for you.


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.

But in the gangster world, you show power with raw muscle. But this book was something different, made me realize more and understand things in a better way. I have no clue if this is going to be made into a movie or not Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.

This is a great review and has opened my eyes to something I’ve never heard about. The smart ones at the top have learned though that all these killings lead to police getting millions of dollars in funding and better tools to go after these guys. And dhalkwal Bif Naked sent you a complementary message about your book.

Ranj Dhaliwal

There has been the local issue about whether people should sit on the floor or on tables and chairs when they take their langar meal served at the gurdwara.

I think only a moron would assume that all these indo-canadians are “gangsters” and wrong-doers.

It’s a fun read if you like gangster type stories. Then ask yourself why Jats seems dhaliwaal be prone to violence. This was during the period when the tables-and-chairs incident of violence took place.

And then I took typing lessons. To ask other readers questions about Daakuplease sign up. Thankfully he got arrested and put in jail. She told me to go read the Guru Granth Sahib the Sikh scripture. Ranj Dhaliwal was raised in Surrey, British Columbia.

I know indo-canadians who are very honest polite and dhaliwa working individuals.