Daaku Now Available On iBooks Worldwide – May 2012

Daaku now available on iBooks worldwide


October   2006
ISBN         9780987811905
Apple ibook ID 529335282

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 his 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.

Meanwhile, Ruby’s pals from their shared childhood in Surrey have become some of the fiercest drug lords, thieves and murderers in western Canada.  Now Ruby is on the cusp of adulthood, a teenaged street soldier gunning for a generalship.  Surrounded by Punjabi terrorists, bikers and Indo-Canadian gangsters, Ruby is drawn like a moth to the glamour of power, money, and drugs.  He’ll do anything to get to the top.

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.


First off, let me say that this story of Ruby Pandher in Daaku is fiction. That’s right … this is not a true story.

I wrote Daaku, a tale about an up-and-coming gangster, because of the secrecy in the violent Indo-Canadian gangs. There is a lot of gang violence and only whispers of what is going on. With Daaku, I give an inside look at the life of an Indo-Canadian gangster.

Daaku is a graphic novel and speaks the unspoken of Indo-Canadian gangsters. When you open this novel you enter the daaku’s world and when you close it you leave — unlike the life of a real daaku whose only exit is death.

I hope you enjoy reading Daaku as much as I enjoyed writing it.