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City Adrift  -  A Short Biography of Bombay
City Adrift - A Short Biography of Bombay

City Adrift - A Short Biography of Bombay

by Naresh Fernandes

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Product ID:32930

Language

English

Publisher

Aleph Book Company

ISBN

9789382277200 - Year: 2013 - Pages: 125

Binding

Hardcover

Naresh Fernandes
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Author: Naresh Fernandes
Publisher: Aleph Book Company
Year: 2013
Language: English
Pages: 125
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9789382277200

Description

For hundreds of years Bombay held India in thrall. A metropolis, ‘reclaimed from ocean and iniquity’, it effortlessly manufactured the dreams that captivated a nation and drew fortune-seekers 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 charms have been wearing thin, other cities have become more alluring, and disastrous new trends such as its ‘re-islanding’ into luxury ghettos, could spell its final descent into chaos and terminal 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.

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