Bombay Lost and Found
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A native of Bombay, Suketu Mehta gives us an insider’s view of this stunning metropolis. He approaches the city from unexpected angles, taking us into the criminal underworld of rival Muslim and Hindu gangs, following the life of a bar dancer raised amid poverty and abuse, opening the door into the inner sanctums of Bollywood, and delving into the stories of the countless villagers who come in search of a better life and end up living on the sidewalks.
As each individual story unfolds, Mehta also recounts his own efforts to make a home in Bombay after more than twenty years abroad. Candid, impassioned, funny, and heartrending, Maximum City is a revelation of an ancient and ever-changing world.
From Publishers Weekly
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The good book
Being a bombayeite or a person who lived and grew up in Mumbai. I believe this book really encompasses the true Bombay I grew up in. It might have changed now but this book is worth your time if u ever wanted to know where the Mumbai of today came from the Bombay of yesterday.