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When King Charles II of England married Princess Catherine de Braganza of Portugal in 1661 he received as part of his dowry the isles of Bom Bahia the Good Bay Reclaimed from the sea these would become the modern city of Bombay A marriage of affluence and abject poverty where a grey concrete jungle is the backdrop to a heady potpourri of ethnic linguistic and religious subcultures Bombay renamed Mumbai a. The definitive book on bombay way before it became mumbai its a great almost eclectic mix of writings on Bombay As someone who loves the city I will say it is a must read Even if you have never been to Bombay it is still a must read It presents Bombay as a living breathing theiving loving and above all a very very bewitching city The sections on history of Bombay jazz in the city make for truly fantastic stories while the selections from Rushdie Manto and Mistry put together a lovely mosaic of the city

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Bombay Meri Jaan Writings on MumbaiGh 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. An eclectic collection of some of the most popular and representative writings on Mumbai The book has 46 small and big writings on Bombay touching upon subjects as varied as Culture History Partition Cricket Food Bollywood the Parsis Jazz Land Reclamation Cotton Mills Stock Market Music Local Trains Poverty Slums Underworld Encounter Specialists etc The works are prose and poetry and by some most eminent and relevant names like Naipaul Rushdie Khushwant Singh Naresh Fernandes Salim Ali Khwaja Ahmad Abbas etc If one wants to know Bombay on a wide spectrum reading this one would perhaps be the first thing to do

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Free download Ò Bombay Meri Jaan Writings on Mumbai á PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ë When King Charles II of England married Princess Catherine de Braganza of Portugal in 1661 he received as part of his dowry the isles of Bom Bahia the Good Bay Reclaimed from the sea these would become the modern cityFter the goddess Mumbadevi defies definition Bombay Meri Jaan comprising poems and prose pieces by some of the biggest names in literature in addition to cartoons photographs a song and a Bombay Duck recipe tries to capture the spirit of this great metropolis Salman Rushdie Pico Iyer Dilip Chitre Saadat Hasan Manto VS Naipaul Khushwant Singh and Busybee among others write about aspects of the city the hi. Such a fine collection The best piece in this was by Shabnma Minwalla ‘Never at Home’ It chronicles the story of the Bene Israel a tiny community of Jews which lived for nearly two millenniums by the coast in Maharashtra Migration to Israel since the 1950’s has made the community or less disappear Yet it is not the migration but what stays what endures what fits and what doesn’t that forms part of their story There are some other great pieces in it as well Manto’s gossip column of an article VS Naipaul’s tryst with the bureaucracy the story on basketball in Bombay the story on the encounters carried out by the police in the 90’s the report on slum demolitions all make for a riveting read If you love Bombay pick this book If you don’t love Bombay then all the pick up this book