Travel stories from jail in Bombay and beyond.
It can’t be denied that Gregory David Roberts has had a colourful life. Having escaped from jail in Australia he spent years living in Bombay as a smuggler and experienced some pretty harrowing times in an Indian jail. He fictionalised his life story to write the thriller, Shantaram), and now you can’t walk into a traveler ghetto in India without seeing someone feverishly reading a copy and dreaming of the wild life of a drug smuggler.
Having put all that safely behind him, Roberts has reincarnated himself as a feel good motivational speaker, using his vivid travel anecdotes as a foil to his message of love and good will to all humanity. He comes across as a bit born-again at times but the stories are well worth a listen.