Mumbai Fables

Mumbai Fables (English, Hardcover, Gyan Prakash)

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Mumbai Fables  (English, Hardcover, Gyan Prakash)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Hardcover
    • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers India
    • Genre: Social Science
    • ISBN: 9789350290071, 9350290073
    • Pages: 408
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    Mumbai is a thriving, bustling city which provides a soaring vision of the modern Indian lifestyle. People of different ethnicities, languages and religions come to this city chasing their dreams, desires and ambitions.

    Summary of the Book

    This book explores the fabulous inner life of Mumbai as visualized by journalists, writers, artists, film-makers and politicians, and its inhabitants. The author also writes about the remarkable cultural history of the magnificent city. He writes about the famous scandals, the catastrophic floods and the recent terrorists attack that the city has witnessed recently. Gyan Prakash also reaches back to the time of the Portuguese conquest in the sixteenth century, the British rule and the modern twenty-first century Mumbai. This book will take the readers on a literary journey across the lengths and breadths of the city that never sleeps.

    About Gyan Prakash

    Gyan Prakash is a professor of history at Princeton University and has served as the Director of the Shelby Cullom Davis Centre for Historical Studies from 2003 to 2008. He has also authored books like Bonded Histories and Another Reason, and has co-authored Worlds Together, Worlds Apart.

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    • 32 mm
    Height
    • 243 mm
    Length
    • 163 mm
    Weight
    • 740 gr
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    Scholarly and beautifully written

    This is an amazing book. With a lot of research, it recounts Mumbai's history with beautiful prose. At times, it reads like a thriller. You get an account of different stories told over time about Mumbai and what lies behind them. It covers the city's history from the time of the Portuguese conquest, through British Raj, and up to the present. Occasionally it is tough going, but stick with it! Never before has anyone written about Mumbai with this kind of learning and with a nice, narrative ...
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    G Adhikari

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    A Classic Guide

    This book is a claasic guide to the city of MUMBAI. It tells the reader of the history of the great city and how it came into being. How was the plaaning of the city was carried out by the britishers and then the indian planners. It also tells us about the turbulent histoic episodes which the city had to face but surprisingly the author has left an important aspect of the city CRICKET and its MAIDANS. the city is supposed to be the birth place of indian cricket. but over all a good informativ...
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    Gaurav Godbole

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    Oct, 2011

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    Must read. I bought 6 copies till now and gifted them to friends.

    Great book. Must read.I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a bit of histrory and enjoys learning about social transformation.
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    Parag Tokekar

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    Dec, 2013

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    Good Book

    Bought for my brother who lives outside India.Fast delivery by flipkart.
    Nice book for readers.A fascinating exploration of mumbai, full of insider knowledge and sharp insights.A place of spectacle and ruin, Mumbai exemplifies the cosmopolitan metropolis.
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    Parth Shah

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    Bad quality

    The book received is torn and rattled. Many pages are torn. Please ensure that the quality of books is good before delivering.
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    Shobhit Grover

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