Bringing together the careful research and analyses of renowned journalists and police officials, 26/11 Mumbai Attacked explicates the reality behind the brazen attack on India´s sovereignty in November 2008 when ten heavily armed terrorists held an entire city to ransom by the sheer force of their zealotry. The scene-by-scene accounts, incisive analyses, and an exclusive interview with a LeT representative along with a description of its training camp in Muridke, Pakistan, reveal how the failure of Indian intelligence agencies landed Mumbai in the quagmire of terrorism. Paying homage to the brave security officers who lost their lives fighting the terrorists, 26/11 Mumbai Attacked reiterates the chilling reality that India is under grave threat and the clock is ticking before the next big attack.
Featuring brand-new stories by: Annie Zaidi, R. Raj Rao, Abbas Tyrewala, Avtar Singh, Ahmed Bunglowala, Smita Harish Jain, Sonia Faleiro, Altaf Tyrewala, Namita Devidayal, Jerry Pinto, Kalpish Ratna, Riaz Mulla, Paromita Vohra, and Devashish Makhija. Bombay´s communal riots of 1992 - in which Hindus were alleged to be the primary perpetrators - were followed by retaliatory bomb blasts in 1993, masterminded by the Muslim-dominated underworld. Over a thousand citizens lost their lives in these internecine bouts of violence and thousands more became refugees in their own city. In a matter of months, Bombay ceased to be the cosmopolitan, wholesome, and middle-class bastion it had been for decades. When the city was renamed Mumbai in 1995, it merely formalized the widespread perception that the Bombay everyone knew and remembered had been lost forever. Today Mumbai is like any other Asian city on the rise, with gigantic construction cranes winding atop upcoming skyscrapers and malls. It continues to have the highest GDP among Indian cities and one of the most expensive real estate markets in the world. Mukesh Ambani, the world´s fourth-richest man, calls Mumbai home. As do seventeen million other people, for a majority of whom life remains a fine balance, to borrow Rohinton Mistry´s description, between survival and penury, between lawfulness and maverick restlessness, and often between life and death. Right-wing violence, failing electricity and water supplies, overcrowding, and the ever-looming threat of terrorist attacks - these are some of the gruesome ground realities that Mumbai’s middle and working classes must deal with every day, while the city´s super-rich, like the aforementioned Ambani, zip from roof to roof in their private choppers. Abandoned by its wealthy, mistreated by its politicians and administrators, Mumbai continues to thrive primarily because of the helpless resilience of its hardworking, upright citizens. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Manish Dongardive, Vikas Adam, Farah Bala, Deepti Gupta, Sanjiv Jhaveri, Samrat Chakrabarti. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/014645/bk_adbl_014645_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Award-winning writer Ayeesha Menon´s reworking of Dickens´ Martin Chuzzlewit is set amongst the Catholic community in modern-day Mumbai. Convinced his relatives are after his money, Martin Chuzzlewit, a wealthy old landlord, has adopted orphan girl Mary as his carer with the understanding she will be housed and fed as long as he lives - but on his death, she will inherit nothing. But when his grandson Mickey falls in love and wishes to marry Mary, Martin´s plans are thrown into disarray.... Told from the point of view of orphan Thomas, an observer into the world of the Chuzzlewits, this is a fast-paced drama full of intrigue, romance, suspense and murder. Starring Roshan Seth, Karan Pandit, Zafar Karachiwala, and Nimrat Kaur. Produced by John Dryden. A Goldhawk Essential Production for BBC Radio 4. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Roshan Seth. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/005504/bk_bbcw_005504_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is the study of the lives of slum dwellers, especially women living in the Raffiq Nagar slum located around the largest garbage dumping yard in Mumbai, India. The concept of ´the Precariat´ is used to analyze the lives of the women ´living on the edge´, both in terms of their lives as well as in the physical nature of their existence, on the edge of society near the garbage dumping site. In-depth interviews of the residents of the slum including the staff of a private health centre were conducted in order to analyze women´s lives, particularly issues related to their health. Women face mainly the ´´Triple Burden´´: care work for children and home, market labour and care of elderly and family members. They are overburdened with home and outside work. Through this research the attempt is to highlight the multiple ways these women are marginalized. What is the role of the state in the socio-economic and spatial exclusion of women? Why or how is there a huge disparity in women´s rights as citizens than those of the males in the slum? What are the power relations that are involved in the continuation of the existence of the Precariat?
This is the Marathi translation of Byculla to Bangkok. Chota Rajan, Arun Gawli, Ashwin Naik. What is it that made men leading seemingly mundane lives turn into the terrors of the Mumbai Underworld? Organized crime has never had a greater grip anywhere else than in Mumbai towards the end of the 20th century. This is a book about the unassuming beginnings to what became the crime syndicate.Please note: This audiobook is in Marathi. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Uday Benegal. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/033917/bk_adbl_033917_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.