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Mumbai fables

Author: Gyan Prakash
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A place of spectacle and ruin, Mumbai exemplifies the cosmopolitan metropolis. It is not just a big city but also a soaring vision of modern urban life. Millions from India and beyond, of different ethnicities, languages, and religions, have washed up on its shores, bringing with them their desires and ambitions. Mumbai Fables explores the mythic inner life of this legendary city as seen by its inhabitants,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographies
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gyan Prakash
ISBN: 9780691142845 069114284X 9780691153179 0691153175
OCLC Number: 591788241
Description: xi, 396 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Contents: The mythic city --
The colonial Gothic --
The city on the sea --
The cosmopolis and the nation --
The tabloid and the city --
From red to saffron --
Planning and dreaming --
Avenger on the street --
Dreamworlds.
Responsibility: Gyan Prakash.
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A place of spectacle and ruin, Mumbai exemplifies the cosmopolitan metropolis. It is not just a big city but also a soaring vision of modern urban life. This title explores the mythic inner life of  Read more...

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"The best test of a city's biography, like [Mumbai Fables], is whether it makes the reader want to visit of not. Those who do, having read this book, will have a perceptive, if quirky, insight as Read more...

 
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