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Bombay, Meri Jaan : Writings on Mumbai by Jerry Pinto & Naresh Fernandes

Bombay, Meri Jaan : Writings on Mumbai

Jerry Pinto & Naresh Fernandes

  • Rs. 355.00

ISBN: 9780143029663

Editor: Jerry Pinto & Naresh Fernandes

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Publisher: Penguin Random House India

Imprint: Penguin

Published Year: 02-Sep-2003

Pages: 360

Age Group: Adult

One of the Guardian's 10 Best Books set in Mumbai

An invaluable literary guide to the mercurial city of Mumbai

A heady potpourri of ethnic, linguistic and religious subcultures, Bombay, renamed Mumbai after the goddess Mumbadevi, defies definition. But through a remarkable collection of poems and prose pieces by giants of literature, in addition to cartoons, photographs, a song and a Bombay Duck recipe, Bombay, Meri Jaan tries to capture the spirit of this great metropolis.

Salman Rushdie, Pico Iyer, Dilip Chitre, Saadat Hasan Manto, V.S. Naipaul and Khushwant Singh, among others, write about aspects of the city: the high-rise apartments and the slums; camaraderie and isolation in the crowded chawls; bhelpuri on the beach and cricket in the gully; the women's compartment of a local train; encounter cops who battle the underworld; the jazz culture of the sixties; the monsoon floods; the Shiv Sena; the cinema halls; the sea.

Vibrant, engaging and provocative, this is an anthology as rich and varied as the city it celebrates.

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