|Author||: Suketu Mehta|
|Total Pages||: 560|
|Rating||: 4/5 (318 Downloads)|
Download or read book Maximum City written by Suketu Mehta and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2009-10-21 with total page 560 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.