The "Maximum City": Bombay, exposed (Seattle Times)
Review of Suketu Mehta's book ""Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found". The book is "the ultimate insider's view of Bombay, a roiling and vigorous account" of life in the city.
The book covers a number of topics - from firsthand accounts of the 1992-93 Hindu-Muslim riots to extreme asceticism of the Jain religious sect.
The author has managed to extract extraordinary confessions from hitmen and rioters with promises to include their stories in movies (he is a screenwriter for the film "Mission Kashmir").
The book sounds like a good read.Posted by Harshal at October 04, 2004 09:44 AM