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Maximum City
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 560

Maximum City

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2009-10-21
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  • Publisher: Vintage

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.

Maximum city
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 581

Maximum city

Winner Of The 2005 Kiriyama Prize For Non-Fiction Suketu Mehta Left Bombay At The Age Of 14. Twenty-One Years Later He Returned To Rediscover The City. The Result Is This Stunning, Brilliantly Illuminating Portrait Of The Megalopolis And Its People-A Book, Seven Years In The Making, That Is As Vast, As Diverse, As Rich In Experience, Incident And Sensation As The City Itself. Extraordinary . . . The Best Book Yet Written About That Great, Ruined Metropolis -Salman Rushdie Like One Of Bombay S Teeming Chawls, Maximum City Is Part Nightmare And Part Millennial Hallucination, Filled With Detail, Drama And A Richly Varied Cast Of Characters. In His Quest To Plumb Both The Grimy Depths And Radian...

Maximum City
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 600

Maximum City

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 everchanging world.

Bombay jadoo
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 91

Bombay jadoo

Inspired by contemporary Indian authors, Betsy Karel went to Bombay seeking visual equivalents for the humanity, humor, mystery and psychological energy of their stories. Unlike many photographers drawn to the cacophony of urban India, she focuses, often in an intensely personal way, on individuals going about their everyday street lives. She waits patiently in the bustle of Bombay, as individuals transform public spaces into private places, forging islands of intimacy. She captures a poignant lyricism in the familiar, and the true jadoo (magic) of the city. Karel, born in New York City, now lives in Washington, DC. She worked as an award-winning photojournalist in the 1970's and early 80's. Here she collaborates with acclaimed writers Ardashir Vakil and Suketu Mehta, who have written companion pieces.

This Land Is Their Land
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 208

This Land Is Their Land

An impassioned argument for why America needs more immigrants There are few subjects in American life that prompt more discussion and controversy than immigration. But do we really understand it? In This Land Is Their Land, the renowned author Suketu Mehta attacks the issue head-on. Drawing on his own experience as an Indian-born teenager growing up in New York City and on years of reporting around the world, Mehta subjects the worldwide anti-immigrant backlash to withering scrutiny. As he explains, the West is being destroyed not by immigrants but by the fear of immigrants. Mehta juxtaposes the phony narratives of populist ideologues with the ordinary heroism of laborers, nannies, and other...

Maximum Coty
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 584

Maximum Coty

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2004
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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La vida secreta de las ciudades
  • Language: es
  • Pages: 144

La vida secreta de las ciudades

Un espléndido retrato sobre las ciudades del mundo a través de los inmigrantes que han logrado convertirlas en su hogar. Este fascinante libro nos habla de las ciudades; Suketu Mehta pone el foco en la población, en las distintas formas de comunidad, al tiempo que profundiza en los movimientos migratorios y la alienación que estos provocan. La estampida global hacia las áreas urbanas ha generado a su vez un conjunto de relatos alrededor de las metrópolis, historias oficiales y extraoficiales que de alguna forma logran atraer a los emigrantes. A pesar de sus inconvenientes -la soledad, las desigualdades, los suburbios-, la ciudad logra crear un fuerte vínculo afectivo con aquellos que ...

Ciudad total
  • Language: es
  • Pages: 656

Ciudad total

Un retrato de Bombay feroz, detallista, visceral e inteligente. Una lectura que es como embarcarse en un viaje en el que se conoce a fondo la ciudad de la India, sus habitantes y su historia. Ciudad total lleva a cabo uno de los retratos de la ciudad de Bombay más fabulosos y ambiciosos que se han escrito hasta la fecha. Un retrato que, además de dar cuenta de la vida de una ciudad, narra la historia de un país, así como su discurrir político y social. Suketu Mehta nació en Bombay y por tanto nos ofrece la visión de un nativo, es decir, una visión cercana y real que aporta a su relato un nivel inusual de introspección, detalle e intimismo. Se acerca a la ciudad desde ángulos insosp...

Generation 1.5
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 176

Generation 1.5

  • Categories: Art
  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2009-11-30
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  • Publisher: Unknown

Text by Valerie Smith, Tom Finkelpearl, Kiran Desai, Suketu Mehta, Moukhtar Kokache, Shiva Balaghi.

Mumbai Fables
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 396

Mumbai Fables

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. Millions from India and beyond, of different ethnicities, languages, and religions, have washed up on its shores, bringing with them their desires and ambitions. Mumbai Fables explores the mythic inner life of this legendary city as seen by its inhabitants, journalists, planners, writers, artists, filmmakers, and political activists. In this remarkable cultural history of one of the world's most important urban centers, Gyan Prakash unearths the stories behind its fabulous history, viewing Mumbai through its turning points and kaleidoscopic ...