This book is brilliant, beautiful, and dangerous -- a great account of an interesting city.
And my goodness, I don't even know who half these people are, but even I can tell that Mehta is dropping way too many names.
Overall, I think it is an amazing book and I would recommend it to any bambaiyya interested in reading about the city.
Dense and rich book which opens up a wonderful window about Mumbai / Bombay, especially precious to tourists or business travellers like myself who will rarely, if ever, get a... Read morePublished 27 days ago by Antoine J. Bachmann
This book is highly disturbing. It deals with the "Culture of No" which continues to frustrate India's development. Read morePublished 1 month ago by George Gutowski
I have studied India in the Raj but this inside look at modern Bombay is an eye popper. Well written and unbelievable in many respects, what a place. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Steven C. Campbell
Nonfiction writing at its very best. Brilliant and engaging.Published 3 months ago by Chris Cennedy
I've lived in Mumbai for 34 years and I am an avid reader. I had read this book about 2 years. In the past 2 years there must have been hundreds of book, that I may have read. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Initially fascinating, then the narrative describes in all-too-graphic detail all the elements and horrors of life
in Mumbai. Read more
Great read- almost an ethnography of many different types of residents of the big city.Published 8 months ago by C. Tucker