[R.E.A.D] Maximum City Bombay Lost and Found [PDF] DownloadAn impassioned defence of global immigration from the acclaimed author of Maximum City. The West, he argues, is being destroyed not by immigrants but by the fear of immigrants. He juxtaposes the phony narratives of populist ideologues with the ordinary heroism of labourers, nannies and others, from Dubai to New York, and explains why more people are on the move today than ever before. As civil strife and climate change reshape large parts of the planet, it is little surprise that borders have become so porous. This Land is Our Land also stresses the destructive legacies of colonialism and global inequality on large swathes of the world.
Maximum city : Bombay lost and found
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It was published in hardcover by Random House 's Alfred A. Knopf imprint. When released in paperback, it was published by Vintage , a subdivision of Random House. Maximum City was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in , and won the Kiriyama Prize , an award given to books that foster a greater understanding of the nations and peoples of the Pacific Rim and South Asia. It won the Vodafone Crossword Book Award.
He approaches the city from unexpected angles, taking us into the criminal underworld of rival Muslim and Hindu gangs, following the life of a bar dancer raised amid poverty and abuse, opening the door into the inner sanctums of Bollywood, and delving into the stories of the countless villagers who come in search of a better life and end up living on the sidewalks. As each individual story unfolds, Mehta also recounts his own efforts to make a home in Bombay after more than twenty years abroad. Candid, impassioned, funny, and heartrending, Maximum City is a revelation of an ancient and ever-changing world. This action might not be possible to undo. Are you sure you want to continue? Upload Sign In Join. Home Books Society.