by Dhaliwal Ranj


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Daaku by 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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781554200276
Publisher: New Star Books, Limited
Publication date: 10/28/2006
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Ranj Dhaliwal has been warning youth against the dangers of crime and gang life since shortly after his own teen years, and wrote Daaku (2006), which was widely praised for its unique insights into the Indo–Canadian gang culture.

Ranj continues to speak on youth gangs and violence and is active in community politics in Surrey, where he lives. He is hard at work on the third volume of the saga of Ruby Pandher and his relatives and friends.

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