Most popular Nust, Lums among top Asian universities. This story is primarily about how a boy from Dongri became a don in Dubai, and captures his bravado, cunningness, focus, ambition, and lust for power in a gripping narrative. It is fast paced and builds up an engaging read. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. It is similar to those history book lessons where we learn about Babur, Humayun, Akbar, how they came to India and went away with their indelible mark on the country.
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Mar 21, Salil Kanitkar rated it liked it Shelves: His rise from a poor family with 11 siblings and a respectable cop father to a street thug - then to a Police pawn - and finally to the numero uno of Mumbai underworld. Retrieved 5 February Author truly deserves kudos for depicting the real life events of ghastly gangsters in a mode of story-telling.
Dawood was second in age only to Sabir but such was his acumen and fervor to become big even at such a young age that even Sabir chose to play second fiddle to him. Hussain Zaidi's third much talked about book and i was really fascinated by this book. I was actually speechless in reading what went in the underworld universe. The account is extremely interesting — it explores how economic policies and political scenarios unwittingly opened up avenues for gangs to flourish.
And then one boy, son of a respected policeman, a native of the Muslim suburb of Dongri, becomes a pawn of the police.
The book starts with a telephonic conversation between a veteran crime journalist and the man himself, post which the plot becomes narrative. It speaks about his rise from a road side don to the boss of one of the world's biggest mafia syndicate with more than members.
If you are a fan of gangster f The book is also lacking in historical context, a lot of background context with stats, for example would have made the stories easier to appreciate City Adrift: The meticulously researched book provides an in-depth and comprehensive account of the mafia???
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It does state in the murky business of crime, no one, either be police or gangster is straight and tl is increasingly one-way street for a gangster. As is common with major acts of terror anywhere, blame has to be pinned quickly, often turning suspects into one-dimensional outlaws.
He has been working as a journalist and covering the Mumbai mafia for twenty years. He even offered to surrender to the Indian government.
This cracker of a story is written by S Hussain Zaidi. SC directs authorities to produce 20 Pakistanis who own properties abroad.
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No sane person would buy this donrgi. He is ruthless, he donggi cunning and he has more money than the central bank of the government which shelters him - Pakistan.
It is a veritable encyclopedia on the Bombay underworld written by the best amongst the lot - Mr. The author has narrated very interesting stories of almost all the ganglords who indirectly ruled the economic center of India. A crime nonfiction, especially one of this scale, ought not to be solely about chronology; rather, it should be a social inquiry into the rubai of crime and criminals, along with the socio-economic and political machinations tp allow crime to thrive.
People have careers, jobs, schools, commercial and residential areas that facilitate this whole idea of society. It highlights the fact that to build an empire even illegitimate one needs sharp mind, extraordinary business acumen and leadership qualities. Ironically the answer was hidden in economics only as it turned out that what intrigued me, why do these people do what they do?
His saga steals the limelight away from the other stories in the book - it gets a little monotonous after a while when every other chapter revolves around Dawood. You can help Wikipedia duhai expanding it. And how did they manage to do it? Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer's personal information.
The book has made me aware of a large part of eongri history of Mumbai and to some extent, I can now understand how things became the way they are; not that it has made me any happier. I was shocked beyond belief to know that tto parallel world exists right under our noses, especially when the story reached the nineties because those are the days of my childhood that I remember. Something Bollywood completely fails to do.
How do they become larger than life figures?