'Fernandes is among the best narrative historians in India today, and his new book is a triumph of storytelling. Taj Mahal Foxtrot's got the beat.' Suketu Mehta 'The pictures match the words, producing this jewel of a book, which I read with pleasure, profit, and, above all, admiration.' Ramachandra Guha 'For several months now I've been looking forward to the publication of Taj Mahal Foxtrot: A Story of Bombay s Jazz Age by Naresh Fernandes. The extracts were fascinating - intensively researched and extremely well written.' Amitav Ghosh --Various
About the Author
Naresh Fernandes is a consulting editor at 'Time Out India'. He has previously worked at 'The Times of India' and the 'Associated Press' in Bombay, and 'The Wall Street Journal' in New York. His articles have also appeared in 'The Hindustan Times', 'The New York Times', 'India Magazine', 'Outlook Traveller', 'Seminar', 'Columbia Journalism Review', 'Letras Libres', and 'Transition', among other publications. He is the co-author of 'Bombay Then and Mumbai Now' (Roli Books), a photo-led record of the city's historical and contemporary concerns. In 2003, he was the co-editor, along with Jerry Pinto, of 'Bombay Meri Jaan', an anthology of writing about Bombay. He has also contributed pieces to 'The Greatest Show on Earth', 'Indian Mass Media and the Politics of Change', 'First Proof', 'Elsewhere', and 'When Bombay Burned'. He is a Poiesis Fellow at the Institute of Public Knowledge at New York University and is on the editorial policy board of the World Policy Journal. 'Taj Mahal Foxtrot' is his first book.