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Dongri to Dubai : six decades of the Mumbai mafia

Author: S Hussain Zaidi
Publisher: New Delhi : Lotus Collection, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"[This] is the first attempt to chronicle the history of the Mumbai mafia. It is the story of ... gangsters like Haji Mastan, Karim Lala, Varadarajan Mudaliar, Chhota Rajan, Abu Salem, but, above all, it is the story of a young man who went astray despite having a father in the police force. Dawood Ibrahim was initiated into crime as a pawn in the hands of the Mumbai police and went on to wipe out the competitiohn  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Dawood Ibrahim; Dawood Ibrahim
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: S Hussain Zaidi
ISBN: 9788174368942 8174368949
OCLC Number: 794639821
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxi, 378 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Responsibility: S. Hussain Zaidi.

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"[This] is the first attempt to chronicle the history of the Mumbai mafia. It is the story of ... gangsters like Haji Mastan, Karim Lala, Varadarajan Mudaliar, Chhota Rajan, Abu Salem, but, above all, it is the story of a young man who went astray despite having a father in the police force. Dawood Ibrahim was initiated into crime as a pawn in the hands of the Mumbai police and went on to wipe out the competitiohn and eventually became the Mumbai police's own nemesis. The narrative encompasses several milestones in the history of crime in India, from the rise of the Pathans, formation of the Dawood gang, the first ever supari, mafia's nefarious role in Bollywood, Dawood's move to Karachi, and Pakistan's subsequent alleged role in sheltering one of the most wanted persons in the world. ..."--Back cover.

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