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Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found

  title={Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found},
  author={Suketu Mehta},
An international bestseller upon publication, MAXIMUM CITY was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and remains a classic study of the metropolis of Bombay. 'If there's been a more striking snapshot of the changing face of Asia, I've never read it' Sunday Times Bombay's story is told through the lives, often desperately near the edge, of some of the people who live there. Hitmen, dancing girls, cops, movie stars, poets, beggars and politicians - Suketu looked at the city through their eyes. The… 
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  • P. Yaeger
  • History
    PMLA/Publications of the Modern Language Association of America
  • 2007
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