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Chandra, Vikram

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Works: 46 works in 277 publications in 11 languages and 5,405 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Drama  Literature  Musical films  Exhibition catalogs  Fantasy fiction  Epic fiction  War films  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Scenarist
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Publications about Vikram Chandra
Publications by Vikram Chandra
Most widely held works by Vikram Chandra
Sacred games by Vikram Chandra( Book )
63 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,781 libraries worldwide
Receiving an anonymous tip that promises to lead to the capture of a powerful criminal overlord, Bombay police officer Sartaj Singh finds himself nearing his goal when he realizes that he and the crime lord's imminent confrontation is part of a more sinister, global agenda
Red earth and pouring rain : a novel by Vikram Chandra( Book )
69 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 1,159 libraries worldwide
Abhay, an Indian college student studying in the U.S. but home on vacation in Bombay, shoots a scavenging monkey; the dying creature reveals itself to be the reincarnation of Sanjay Parasher, a fiery, iconoclastic 19th-century poet and freedom-fighter against British rule. To remain alive, the monkey strikes a deal with the gods: he must keep Abhay's family entertained each day by telling stories of his former lives. Around this fanciful premise, Indian novelist Chandra has built a powerful, moving saga that explores colonialism, death and suffering, ephemeral pleasure and the search for the meaning of life. Through the monkey's tales, we learn of Sanjay's lethal estrangement from his best friend, Sikander, an Anglo-Indian warrior who serves the British; of the suicide of Sikander's mother, Janvi, who throws herself on a funeral pyre after her English husband gives away their daughters to missionaries; of Sanjay's avenging showdown in London with Dr. Paul Sarthey, renowned orientalist and murderous imperialist. Abhay also narrates his own sprawling tale about his drive across the U.S. with two alienated fellow students, providing a dramatic contrast between America's throwaway pop culture and India's ancient, venerated ways, bound up with the concepts of dharma (right conduct), karma and reincarnation
Love and longing in Bombay : stories by Vikram Chandra( Book )
35 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 933 libraries worldwide
A collection of stories set in contemporary India. In Dharma, a soldier is forced to amputate his leg in order to save his life, Shakti is on two feuding society women, and Kama is on a detective who discovers political corruption at the highest level.--Résumé de l'éditeur
Geek sublime : the beauty of code, the code of beauty by Vikram Chandra( Book )
6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 708 libraries worldwide
A man who is both a computer programmer and a published fiction author searches for the connections between the worlds of art and technology, by exploring the similarities between coding and creative writing.--Publisher's description
Mission Kashmir ( visu )
14 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 230 libraries worldwide
When a young boy is orphaned during a violent attack on his home, he is adopted by the officer of the raid and his loving wife. His dream life with his new parents is shattered when he discovers that the man he calls father was the task force leader responsible for murdering his parents. After ten years he returns home, an instrument of destruction on a mission of annihilation, revolution and revenge
Geek sublime : writing fiction, coding software by Vikram Chandra( Book )
4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 107 libraries worldwide
"In [this] book, [Chandra] looks at the connection between the two seemingly opposed worlds of art and technology. Programmers are obsessed with elegance and style, just as writers are, but do the words mean the same thing to both? Is there such a thing as 'the sublime' in code? Can code ever be called 'beautiful'? And is it a coincidence that Chandra is drawn to these tow ways of thinking? [The book] is an idiosyncratic history of coding, exploring logic gates and literary modernism, the machismo of geeks, the striking presence of an 'Indian Mafia' in Silicon Valley and the writings of Abhinavagupta, the 10th-11th century Kashmiri thinker. ..."--Back cover
Sacred games by Vikram Chandra( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 62 libraries worldwide
New Delhi native Vikram Chandra introduces listeners to Inspector Sartaj Singh, a Sikh member of the Mumbai police force, and his long-time nemesis Ganesh Gaitonde, the most wanted hoodlum in India. Weaving the two characters' narrative together with numerous subplots and supporting, Chandra presents a multi-layered literary epic and unveils a sweeping account of modern-day Mumbai
Geek sublime : the beauty of code, the code of beauty by Vikram Chandra( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
Vikram Chandra has been a computer programmer for almost as long as he has been a novelist. In this extraordinary new book, his first work of nonfiction, he searches for the connections between the worlds of art and technology. Coders are obsessed with elegance and style, just as writers are, but do the words mean the same thing to both? Can we ascribe beauty to the craft of writing code?
Geek sublime une vision esthétique, littéraire, mathématique et pleine d'autodérision du codage by Vikram Chandra( Book )
3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and French and held by 41 libraries worldwide
Star = Sitāre by Catherine Yass( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Amore e nostalgia a Bombay by Vikram Chandra( Book )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in Italian and held by 18 libraries worldwide
Bombay Paradise : Roman by Vikram Chandra( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in German and Undetermined and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Ganesh Gaitonde ist der Boss einer Mafia-Gang, sein Wille ist Gesetz. Allein Jojo Mascarenas, Agentin für Edelprostituierte, tritt ihm furchtlos in den Weg. Sein mehr und mehr von Leere erfülltes Leben, treibt Gaitonde in die Fänge eines fanatischen Gurus. Als er die unheilvollen Pläne seines spirituellen Meisters durchschaut, ergreift ihn Panik. Er sucht nach einem Gesprächspartner und findet ihn - in Sartaj Singh
Amor y añoranza en Bombay by Vikram Chandra( Book )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in Spanish and English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Les tigres d'Allah by Vikram Chandra( Book )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in French and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Un complot à l'occasion de la visite du président des Etats-Unis en Inde. Terrorisme et guerre de religion entre hindouisme et islamisme. Un thriller à la Forsyth. [SDM]
Miłość i tęsknota w Bombaju : opowiadania by Vikram Chandra( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in Polish and held by 10 libraries worldwide
A collection of stories set in contemporary India. In Dharma, a soldier is forced to amputate his leg in order to save his life, Shakti is on two feuding society women, and Kama is on a detective who discovers political corruption at the highest level
Die fünf Seiten des Lebens : Bombay-Geschichten by Vikram Chandra( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in German and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Tierra roja by Vikram Chandra( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in Spanish and held by 7 libraries worldwide
The lesson of Gujarat ; Sacred games ; The Lee Hamilton commentaries : national reconciliation in Iraq by Arvind Rajagopal( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Commentary #250 :"Title: National Reconciliation in Iraq. Only Iraqis can end the violence in their country. Former congressman Hamilton lays out steps that Iraq must take to achieve national reconciliation."--Track sheet
Kærlighed og længsel i Bombay by Vikram Chandra( Book )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in Danish and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Geek sublime : la bellezza del codice, il codice della bellezza by Vikram Chandra( Book )
2 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 1 library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Candra, Vikr̲aṃ
Candra, Vikṟaṃ 1961-
Chandra, Vikram 19..-...
Chandra, Vikram A.
Chandra, Vikram A. 19..-...
Vikram A. Chandra 19..-...
Vikr̲aṃ Candra
Vikram, Chandra
Vikram Chandra 19..-...
Vikram Chandra 1961-....
Vikram Chandra écrivain indien
Vikram Chandra escritor indio
Vikram Chandra Indiaas schrijver
Vikram Chandra indischer Schriftsteller
Vikram Chandra indisk forfatter
Vikram Chandra romanziere indiano
Викрам Чандра
विक्रम चंद्रा
ヴィクラム・チャンドラ
チャンドラ, ヴィクラム・A
Languages
English (162)
Italian (17)
Spanish (13)
Hindi (11)
German (10)
French (10)
Polish (9)
Danish (5)
Dutch (3)
Hebrew (2)
Multiple languages (1)
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