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Dongri to Dubai  (English, Paperback, Zaidi S. Hussain)

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Highlights
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Roli Books Pvt Ltd
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • ISBN: 9788174368942, 9788174368942
  • Pages: 408
Description

Dongri to Dubai: Six Decades of the Mumbai Mafia, by S. Hussain Zaidi, talks about the people involved in the major crimes in India. Meticulously researched, this book offers a smart analysis along with facts and figures.

Summary of the Book

This title talks about infamous gangsters and contains an exhaustive coverage of Dawood Ibrahim’s life. His story from being a local to becoming an international gangster is sure to keep readers gripped. This is also the first book that presents the history of the Mumbai mafia, and gives more details on the lives of Karim Lala, Chhota Rajan, Haji Mastan, Abu Salem, and Varadarajan Mudaliar. The movie, Shootout at Wadala, is based on this book.

About S. Hussain Zaidi

Hussain Zaidi is an Indian journalist and writer. He has also written Byculla to Bangkok (the sequel to this title), Black Friday, Mafia Queens of Mumbai, and Headley and I. Zaidi currently lives in Mumbai.

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  • Roli Books Pvt Ltd
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  • 216 mm
Length
  • 140 mm
Weight
  • 50 gr
Ratings & Reviews
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An experience to remember

I have been an avid reader and my mind goes tick-tock every time I see books on the shelf. My hands are always itching to grab those books and read at leisure, be it Khushwant Singh's conversational style or narrative style of William Darlymple or even the realistic snapshot of events by Zaidi amongst others. And then the thought crossed my mind, can I take on the role of a critic for myself and post my version or my take on specific books that I have read over a period of time. And I enthusi...
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Kriti Pradhan

Jul, 2012

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A Reality Showcase, Shake You Overall

Excellent writing throughout all the chapters. Most appreciating is the narrative forms and virtual (in form of words) screen play given. Right from the beginning to end enthusiasm and eagerness to unfold next page remains till the finish.
It just virtual take you to the original Mumbai (Bombay) and origin of the underworld and its link and roots in our society, be it politicos, police, bollywood, foreign connections or a so called aam aadmi. Most of the chapters give you a feel like you are ...
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Ajay Gupta

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Jun, 2012

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Interesting and Fast Paced

Sixty of the organised crime syndicate summarized in one book.

The entire book is based on facts and when you are attempting such a work of non-fiction, it takes a lot of courage and good writing skills to keep the reader interested.
And trust me you won't feel bored even for a single page.
Its thrilling and its fast paced.

What I liked the most is how the author has described, most of the things with minutest of details and given his views on the incidences.

If you are a fan of gangster f...
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Jenish Kenia

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May, 2012

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Adrenalin Pumping Read

Zaidis attempt to chronicle the history of the underworld in mumbai is worth reading..the filmy way narration will be loved if u are a fan of underworld flicks..the acumen ,composure, luxury of don dawood is nicely depicted..Zaidis attempt to portray dawood as Secular and Mumbai loving may be the gratitude of him for the exclusive interview dawood given him..lot of unheard criminals for new generation are also in the book like manya sarve,bashu dada,david pardesi..since its all about underwor...
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NITZ IP

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May, 2012

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Research, Excellence and information. Hats off to Author.

This is a remarkable book. Excellent written. Eye opener, Never knew such things happened. Lucky enough to have read it. Author has explained the real happenings quite clearly, It took me 7 days to complete it. And i'll recommend it to everybody i know. I also recommend some light love stories here-

Two states- Chetan bhagat
Chockolate Sauce- Arpit Vageria
That's the way we met- Sudeep nagarkar
I too had a love story- Ravinder singh
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Rajan salvi

Jan, 2013

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Fascinating!!

Was waiting for this book for too long. S Hussain Zaidi has chronicled the entire history of the biggest mafia in the world, i.e. The Mumbai Mafia. Master storyteller, Mr. Zaidi has painstakingly researched and recreated Mumbai Mafia history right from its inception in the 50s to its current situation. The book is exciting, bold and is an absolute page turner. Its just screaming to be made into a Bollywood blockbuster. If Black Friday was good, this is better!
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anant%20 deshmukh

May, 2012

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TOTAL FICTION

The writer glorifies the criminals of Mumbai...After reading it feels like the events are right out of a Bollywood pot boiler...The murders are explained so vividly and with reasons ...that the reader will come to a judgement that the murderers are right in what ever they have done....the events are so vivid sometimes i started asking whether the author was present in the same place at same time to record the events so vividly...It is just glorification of the MAFIA AND CRIMNAL WORLD OF MUMBA...
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ARPAN SINHA

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Sep, 2014

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Awesome Collection of Events.

All I have to say for this Book is - "Respect" for Mr. Zaidi,
He has provided a narration for almost all the Mafia Events for almost half a century.
The narration is so powerful you would be enchanted in the journey as well as would be able to fantasize the events in your own style, after all evry one is a hero in his own story.
It is a must read for every History fanatic as well as nation enthusiast.
I rate it a Perfect 5 ,it deserves it.
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Sumit Pandey

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Dec, 2013

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Simple, Good and Authentic!

The uppity reader in me always ignored this book thinking it would be a wishy-washy Masala book.
I WAS WRONG! This is a well-researched piece of work written in a simple but fast paced style. After a long time I finished a book cover to cover in a marathon reading session.
Needless to add almost all recent Mumbai Mafia offering from Shootout at Wadala to Once Upon a Time in Mumbai are all in this book.
Go ahead and read it …..I assure you it is far better and exciting than all the Mumbai Mafi...
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Anshuman Anand

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May, 2013

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Decent book, good style of writing

Pros:
The book gives a lot of information on the underworld of Bombay. People familiar with Bombay will be able to relate to places and incidents described in the book. Zaidi has a superb style of writing and succeeds in keeping you engaged.

Cons:
You get a feeling that the book is not well researched and is based on hearsay and myth. Being from Bombay, I have heard some of these stories since my childhood. Few pages in to the book and you get a feeling that the intent of this book is to glo...
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Mahesh Kunder

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Aug, 2012

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Q:Is it non fiction
A:Yes its based on true events!
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