For hundred of years, Bombay held in thrail. A metropolis, reclaimed from ocean and inquity, if effortlessly manufactured the dreams that capavited a nation and drew fortune –seeker to it by the million. Once a princess's dowry. These seven conjoined islands were settled over time by the most diverse collection of people the Indian subcontinent has ever known, they proceeded to create a mishmash culture that perfectly reflected their heterogeneity and gave the city its unique verve. No longer. For some time now, Bombay's charme have been wearing thin, other cities have becoming more alluring and disastrous new trends such as its 're-islanding' into luxury ghettos, could spell its final decay, in this arresting new biography, award –winning writer and journalist, Naresh Fernandes, writes with a mixture of passion, exasperation, poignancy, empathy and great elegance about his beloved Bombay –giving us a very deep understanding and appreciation of one of the world's most iconic cities.
Naresh Fernandes is the editor of Scroll in, a digital newspaper. He is the entire of Taj Mahal Foxtrol: The story of Bombay's Jazz Age. Which won the Dr. Ashok Ranade Memorial Award and the Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize. He is a Poesis fellow at New York University's Institute of Public Knowledge.
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