Maximum City

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Suketu Mehta left Bombay at the age of fourteen. Twenty-one years later he returned to rediscover the city. The result is this stunning, brilliantly illuminating portrait of the megalopolis and its people—a book that is as vast, as diverse, as rich in experience, incident and sensation as the city itself.

 

‘The mother of all Mumbai books… stunningly written’ —Time Out Mumbai

‘A seething, rumbling, deeply compassionate break-dance of a book’-Hindu

‘Bombay gets its Boswell, his chronicle as sprawling and enchanting as his subject -India Today

‘Innumerable reporters and not a few authors have traversed this territory before…but Mehta is able to bring away an enormous amount that is startling and entirely fresh… Maximum City is journalism of a kind never seen in India before’–The Week

‘Maximum City is billed as non- fiction, but it has the intensity and vividness of fiction…one of the truly great debut books to come out of India’ -Business Standard

“Mehta’s tales, pounding along in the present tense, read like a

modern Arabian Nights, only crueller, more poignant, more real… Maximum City is a tour de force‘—The Times

Narrative reporting at its finest, probably the best work of nonfiction to come out of India in recent years… Mehta succeeds so brilliantly in taking the pulse of this riotous urban jungle’ –New York Times Book Review

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Suketu Mehta left Bombay at the age of fourteen. Twenty-one years later he returned to rediscover the city. The result is this stunning, brilliantly illuminating portrait of the megalopolis and its people—a book that is as vast, as diverse, as rich in experience, incident and sensation as the city itself.

 

‘The mother of all Mumbai books… stunningly written’ —Time Out Mumbai

‘A seething, rumbling, deeply compassionate break-dance of a book’-Hindu

‘Bombay gets its Boswell, his chronicle as sprawling and enchanting as his subject -India Today

‘Innumerable reporters and not a few authors have traversed this territory before…but Mehta is able to bring away an enormous amount that is startling and entirely fresh… Maximum City is journalism of a kind never seen in India before’–The Week

‘Maximum City is billed as non- fiction, but it has the intensity and vividness of fiction…one of the truly great debut books to come out of India’ -Business Standard

“Mehta’s tales, pounding along in the present tense, read like a

modern Arabian Nights, only crueller, more poignant, more real… Maximum City is a tour de force‘—The Times

Narrative reporting at its finest, probably the best work of nonfiction to come out of India in recent years… Mehta succeeds so brilliantly in taking the pulse of this riotous urban jungle’ –New York Times Book Review

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9780144001590

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