Maximum City by Suketu Mehta
Bombay Lost and Found (Vintage)

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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.


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About Suketu Mehta

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Suketu Mehta is a fiction writer and journalist based in New York. He has won the Whiting Writers Award, the O. Henry Prize, and a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship for his fiction. Mehta's other work has been published in the New York Times Magazine, Granta, Harper's magazine, Time, Condé Nast Traveler, and The Village Voice, and has been featured on National Public Radio's All Things Considered. Mehta also cowrote Mission Kashmir, a Bollywood movie.From the Hardcover edition.
 
Published October 21, 2009 by Vintage. 562 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Travel, History, Education & Reference, Biographies & Memoirs, Business & Economics, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Suketu Mehta takes an exuberant look at a city where 18 million people live in 169 square miles.

Nov 21 2004 | Read Full Review of Maximum City: Bombay Lost and...

Publishers Weekly

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Bombay native Mehta fills his kaleidoscopic portrait of "the biggest, fastest, richest city in India" with captivating moments of danger and dismay. Returning to Bombay (now known as Mumbai

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India Today

On a good night a dancer in a Bombay bar can make twice as much as a high-class stripper in a New York bar, and wears more clothes on her body than the average Bombay secretary does on the broad public street.

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