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Maximum City

Maximum City

Bombay Lost and Found

Suketu Mehta
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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.

Imprint: India Penguin

Published: Sep/2017

ISBN: 9780144001590

Length : 600 Pages

MRP : ₹499.00

Maximum City

Bombay Lost and Found

Suketu Mehta

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.

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Suketu Mehta

Suketu Mehta is a New York-based author and an associate professor of journalism at New York University. His book Maximum City won the Kiriyama Prize and the Hutch Crossword Award, and was a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize, the Lettre Ulysses Prize, the BBC4 Samuel Johnson Prize, and the Guardian First Book Award. He write an original screenplay for New York, I Love You, co-wrote Mission Kashmir, a Bollywood movie, as well as a novella What Is Remembered (2016).

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Suketu Mehta is a New York based author and an associate professor of journalism at New York University. His book, Maximum City: Bombay Lost & Found, was a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize. In this landmark biography, Suketu Mehta gives us an insider’s view into one of the world’s most dynamic and exciting cities. […]

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