‘Law-thor’ shares his book

| 03/08/2009

(CNS): An attorney and a writer Murali Ram was sharing his book, his insight and his humour on Friday evening (31 July) when he made a special appearance at Books & Books in Camana Bay to read from and promote his debut novel, the book of Walla. Banned in his native Malaysia the book is the result of Ram’s own curiosity about the world’s religions and his experiences as a lawyer. Having grown up in Malaysia and lived in England before moving to the Cayman Islands, Ram drew on his experiences of the human condition to produce the book.

Speaking to an enthusiastic crowd about the book of walla and without giving too much away Ram outline the premise of the book which is about Dr. Shoorab whose world is ripped apart following violence outside a Hindu temple. Convinced that religious dogma is liable for his loss, he decides to sue God, naming the various religious councils as joint defendants. The litigation forces bishop, mufti and swami to temporarily put aside their differences and pull together in defense of their respective faiths – and God.

Ram told the crown that the book was some 8 years in the making and was inspired by a number of his own experiences. A lapsed Hindu himself he said he has a curiosity about religion and faith and growing up in Malaysia which is a multi religious society with Islam as the leading faith questions of why people believe what they do is fascinating to him.

An Associate at Mourant du Feu & Jeune Ram specialises in dispute resolution the book was published this year by Llumina Press.

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