Vikram Chandra





Vikram Chandra


Born
in New Delhi, India
January 01, 1961

Website

Genre


Vikram Chandra was born in New Delhi.

He completed most of his secondary education at Mayo College, a boarding school in Ajmer, Rajasthan. After a short stay at St. Xavier's College in Mumbai, Vikram came to the United States as an undergraduate student.

In 1984, he graduated from Pomona College (in Claremont, near Los Angeles) with a magna cum laude BA in English, with a concentration in creative writing.

He then attended the Film School at Columbia University in New York. In the Columbia library, by chance, he happened upon the autobiography of Colonel James "Sikander" Skinner, a legendary nineteenth century soldier, born of an Indian mother and a British father. This book was to become the inspiration for Vikram's novel, Red Earth and Pouri
...more

Average rating: 3.78 · 9,696 ratings · 1,083 reviews · 9 distinct works · Similar authors
Sacred Games

3.93 avg rating — 4,779 ratings — published 2006 — 47 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Red Earth and Pouring Rain

by
3.77 avg rating — 2,112 ratings — published 1995 — 27 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Love and Longing in Bombay

3.59 avg rating — 1,965 ratings — published 1997 — 16 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Geek Sublime: The Beauty of...

3.28 avg rating — 710 ratings — published 2013 — 12 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Bombay Paradise (Sacred Gam...

4.63 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 2006
Rate this book
Clear rating
Der Gott von Bombay (Sacred...

by
really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2006
Rate this book
Clear rating
Sacred Games With Soundtrack

0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Year's Best Fantasy and...

by
really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 132 ratings — published 1998 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Star: Catherine Yass

by
0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 2001
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Vikram Chandra…
Der Gott von Bombay Bombay Paradise
Sacred Games (2 books)
by
4.50 avg rating — 10 ratings

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

“The world is a story we tell ourselves about the world.”
Vikram Chandra

“Ask him why there are hypocrites in the world.'
'Because it is hard to bear the happiness of others.'
'When are we happy?'
'When we desire nothing and realize that possession is only momentary, and so are forever playing.'
'What is regret?'
'To realize that one has spent one's life worrying about the future.'
'What is sorrow?'
'To long for the past.'
'What is the highest pleasure?'
'To hear a good story.”
Vikram Chandra, Red Earth and Pouring Rain

“And so I began to read,' Sorkar said. 'And at first the complete works were like a jungle, the language was quicksand. Metaphors turned beneath my feet and became biting snakes, similes fled from my grasp like frightened deer, taking all meaning with them. All was alien, and amidst the hanging, entangling creepers of this foreign grammar, all sound became a cacophany. I feared for myself, for my health and sanity, but then I thought of my purpose, of where I was and who I was, of pain and I pressed on.”
Vikram Chandra, Red Earth and Pouring Rain

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
The Seasonal Read...: Summer 2010 'Style' Completed Tasks 622 504 Sep 01, 2010 06:16AM  
Read a book from ...: India 45 375 Aug 31, 2012 06:19PM  
Around the World ...: dely - frequent flyer 36 97 Dec 30, 2012 09:34AM  
Reading with Style: * General Questions & Answers 168 95 Feb 12, 2013 09:15AM  
Around the World ...: dely circumnavigator 2013 58 149 Dec 23, 2013 02:38AM  


Is this you? Let us know. If not, help out and invite Vikram to Goodreads.