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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.

The Heart Is a Shifting Sea
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 384

The Heart Is a Shifting Sea

"Elizabeth Flock takes us on an intimate cruise on the shifting sea of the heart, in the best book set in Bombay that I've read in years. Flock's total access to her characters, and her highly sympathetic and nonjudgmental gaze, prove that love and literature know no borders. Easily the most intimate account of India that I've read, and of value to anybody that believes in love and marriage."—Suketu Mehta, author of Maximum City "This remarkable debut is so deeply reported, elegantly written, and profoundly transporting that it reads like a novel you can’t put down. It’s both a nuanced and intimate evocation of Indian culture, and a provocative and exciting meditation on marriage itsel...

This Land Is Our Land
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 160

This Land Is Our Land

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2019-05-30
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  • Publisher: Random House

Few subjects prompt more discussion and controversy than immigration. But do we really understand it? In This Land Is Their Land, the renowned author Suketu Mehta explains why the West is being destroyed not by immigrants but by the fear of immigrants. Drawing on his family’s own experience emigrating from India to Britain and America, and years of reporting around the world, Mehta subjects the worldwide anti-immigrant backlash to withering scrutiny. He juxtaposes the phony narratives of populist ideologues with the ordinary heroism of labourers, nannies and others, from Dubai to New York, and explains why more people are on the move today than ever before. As civil strife and climate chan...

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.

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.

The Triple Package
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 352

The Triple Package

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2014-02-04
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  • Publisher: Penguin

"That certain groups do much better in America than others—as measured by income, occupational status, test scores, and so on—is difficult to talk about. In large part this is because the topic feels racially charged. The irony is that the facts actually debunk racial stereotypes. There are black and Hispanic subgroups in the United States far outperforming many white and Asian subgroups. Moreover, there’s a demonstrable arc to group success—in immigrant groups, it typically dissipates by the third generation—puncturing the notion of innate group differences and undermining the whole concept of 'model minorities.'" Mormons have recently risen to astonishing business success. Cubans...

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 ...

Mahanagar
  • Language: hi
  • Pages: 678

Mahanagar

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2016-10-31
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  • Publisher: Penguin UK

Maximum City is about the financial and glamour capital of India, the city of Mumbai. The book weaves a tale of chaos, sorrow, joy and fame in a compelling and in-depth manner and is written by a native of the beloved city. The author explores almost every nook and corner of the city, from its crowded slums to the high-profile film city - the land of the magical Bollywood. The book lays down the essence of Mumbai city within its pages. It captures the violence and chaos of the underworld and the hatred and fundamentalism of rival religious gangs that leads to the blatant loss of innocent lives. Even the political leaders of the city are mentioned in this book. In Maximum City, the author has...