November, 2011 archive
Mumbai Fables covers the evolution of Mumbai from a Portuguese colony, to British rule and its evolution as a major metropolis. It throws light on how some of the major historical figures like Sir Jamsetjee Jeejeebhoy made their fortune. The development of the textile mills and their decline after the strike in 1982-83 includes relevant statistics. Some of the changes in the nature of the city as its name changed from Bombay to Mumbai are documented, but not in very great detail.
One of the unusual portions of the book is the story of the Doga, a comic book character. However, the book could have included some of the events of the last decade in greater detail.
by Gyan Prakash
Publisher : Harper Collins , 2010
Pages : 396