Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts was recommended to me by my sister-in-law a couple of months back, and i finally managed to get it a week back.
it's such a wonderful read
it's a true life experience of australian convict who managed to escape from prison and ran to bombay. he picks up the way of life in india he tells of his wonderful and horrifying memories of his time in india.
it's a great eye opener and g.d. roberts is a great storyteller.