Shantaram is the story of Lindsay, an Australian armed robber who escapes from prison in Australia and makes his way under an assumed name to Mumbai in India. There Lindsay quickly falls in with criminals, lepers, and other lowlifes as he begins to learn the details of the incredibly densely populated center of human society. Over the course of the novel Lindsay decides to abandon his life as a criminal and seek peace in Sri Lanka.

Summary of Shantaram: A Novel by Gregory David Roberts

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