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Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found
Suketu Mehta (Author)
A native of Bombay, Suketu Mehta gives us an insider’s view of this stunning metropolis.
 
Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
Katherine Boo (Author)
Annawadi is a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport, and as India starts to prosper, Annawadians are electric with hope.
 
Mumbai Fables
Gyan Prakash (Author)
A place of spectacle and ruin, Mumbai exemplifies the cosmopolitan metropolis. It is not just a big city but also a soaring vision of modern urban life. 
 
The Making of Global City Regions: Johannesburg, Mumbai/Bombay, São Paulo, and Shanghai
Klaus Segbers (Author)
As sites for economic, social, and political innovation, Johannesburg, Mumbai/Bombay, São Paulo, and Shanghai function as gateways to the global economy for their respective countries and the surrounding regions.
 
History, Culture and the Indian City
Rajnayaran Chandavarkar (Author) Raj Chandavarkar was one of the finest Indian historians of the twentieth century. The essays centre around three major themes: the city of Bombay, Indian politics and society, and Indian historiography.
 
Squatters As Developers?: Slum Demolition and Redevelopment in Mumbai, India
Vinit Mukhija (Author)
In the mid-1990s, the state government of Maharashtra introduced an innovative strategy of slum redevelopment in its capital city, Mumbai (Bombay).
 
Family Matters
Rohinton Mistry (Author)
Set in Bombay in the mid-1990s, Family Matters tells a story of familial love and obligation, of personal and political corruption, of the demands of tradition and the possibilities for compassion.
 
Such a Long Journey
Rohinton Mistry (Author)
It is Bombay in 1971, the year India went to war over what was to become Bangladesh. A hard-working bank clerk, Gustad Noble is a devoted family man who gradually sees his modest life unravelling.
 
Tales from Firozsha Baag
Rohinton Mistry (Author)
In these eleven intersecting stories, Rohinton Mistry opens our eyes and our hearts to the rich, complex patterns of life inside this Bombay apartment building.
 
Swimming Lessons: and Other Stories from Firozsha Baag
Rohinton Mistry (Author)
Firozsha Baag is an apartment building in Bombay. Its ceilings need plastering and some of the toilets leak appallingly, but its residents are far from desperate, though sometimes contentious and unforgiving.
 
Beyond Bollywood: The Cultural Politics of South Asian Diasporic Film
Jigna Desai (Author)
Beyond Bollywood is the first comprehensive look at the emergence, development, and significance of contemporary South Asian diasporic cinema.
 
Bombay Cinema: An Archive of the City
Ranjani Mazumdar (Author)
Cinema is not only a major industry in India, it is a powerful cultural force. But until now, no one has undertaken a major examination of the ways in which films made in Bombay mediate the urban experience in India.
 
Please Dance with Me
Nilu N Gavankar (Author)
This tale follows a young boy, Maruti, from his small-village upbringing and displacement in the big city of Mumbai to the underworld of the hijra, the third gender class of India.
 
The Charm Of Bombay: An Anthology Of Writings In Praise Of The First City Of India
R. P. Karkaria (Author)
Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive.
 
The Music Room: A Memoir
Namita Devidayal (Author)
When Namita is ten years old, her mother takes her to Kennedy Bridge, a seamy neighborhood in Bombay, home to hookers and dance girls.
Behind the Curtain: Making Music in Mumbai's Film Studios
Gregory D. Booth (Author)
Beginning in the 1930s, men and a handful of women came from India's many communities-Marathi, Parsi, Goan, North Indian, and many others--to Mumbai to work in an industry that constituted in the words of some, "the original fusion music." They worked as composers, arrangers, assistants, and studio performers in one of the most distinctive popular music and popular film cultures on the planet. Today, the songs played by Mumbai's studio musicians are known throughout India and the Indian diaspora under the popular name "Bollywood".

 

 
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