Monday, December 31, 2007
Maximum City. Bombay lost and found. Suketu Mehta. Gangsters. Bar dancers. Jain monks
A must read book despite its expatriate overtones. Suketu Mehta gives a detailed description of extremities of the City of Bombay and how they coexist. His amazing stories take the reader through the worlds of gangsters, bar dancers, jain monks etc seamlessly. The book gives crystal clear insights on how the sociopolitical fabric is inter-woven with fantasies, mafia, violence, racism and terrorism in Bombay, which is more or less common in almost all the third world cities at different scales. I wish I had read this book before going to Bombay for the Urban Changes project in July.
Posted by Jagath Dheerasekara at 12:32 AM