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Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found - MEHTA, Suketu

Review, 2004, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Near Fine - in Near Fine DJ.

Maximum City is a true insider's view of this stunning city. A native of Bombay, Suketu Mehta approaches the city from unexpected angles - taking us into the criminal underworld of rival Muslim and Hindu gangs who wrest control of the city's Byzantine political and commercial systems; following the life of a bar dancer who chose the only life available to her after a childhood of poverty and abuse; finding a policeman to rival any fictional detective; opening the doors onto the fantastic, hierarchical inner sanctums of Bollywood; delving into the stories of the countless people who come from the villages in search of a better life and end up living on the sidewalks - the essential saga of a great city endlessly played out. 498pp. Size: 8vo Medium (8" x 5½" approx.)

ISBN: 0747221596

£Now with a new owner.