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. Inspired by Your Browsing History. Given what I know of Indians admittedly not a lot , I don’t think so. Don’t the rich throw obscenely wasteful parties or didn’t they before the recent economic meltdown? Product description Review Suketu Mehta’s MAXIMUM CITY is quite extraordinary – he writes about Bombay with an unsparing ferocity born of his love, which I share, for the old pre-Mumbai city which has now been almost destroyed by corruption, gangsterism and neo-fascist politics, its spirit surviving in tiny moments and images which he seizes upon as proof of the survival of hope; and the quality of his investigative reportage, the skill with which he persuades hoodlums and murderers to open up to him, is quite amazing. Asia Asian World History Category: See what Mehta writes about the takeover of Maharashtra state by the Hindu-nationalist Shiv Sena political party in
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