Ebook Govind Narayan's Mumbai An Urban Biography from 1863 The Marvelous Fast Murali Ranganathan Gyan Prakash

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Book Info: Paperback, 385 pages Book's Category: "Uncategorised"
Govind Narayan
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Date of Publication: February 1st 2009 by Anthem Press (first published April 1st 2008) Book Stars: 4.50 of 5 stars
Language of Book: English Author's Name:
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The expansion of Mumbai over the last four centuries has been documented in great detail by both contemporary writers and historians, yet this narrative stands out as an alternative, unique and authentic voice. Quite simply, it is a book about the city like no other. Govind Narayan's 'Mumbaiche Varnan' was the first full account of Mumbai in any language, written just befo The expansion of Mumbai over the last four centuries has been documented in great detail by both contemporary writers and historians, yet this narrative stands out as an alternative, unique and authentic voice. Quite simply, it is a book about the city like no other. Govind Narayan's 'Mumbaiche Varnan' was the first full account of Mumbai in any language, written just before the explosive growth and renovation of the city.
Guiding the reader on a tour of the sights and sounds of an emerging city struggling to shake off colonialism and wrestling with the formation of its own budding identity, Narayan's beguiling book offers descriptions of Mumbai's daily life, its people and its institutions: the parts of the whole that come together to create this diverse and vivacious place. In addition to a detailed structural overview, the author provides a ground level account of the street life and market places rife with gambling and criminal activity. In every sense, this valuable text is a rare and enthralling glimpse into a fascinating period and place otherwise lost to time.
Translated into English for the first time, and fully illustrated and with a detailed glossary and biography of the author, this edition does full justice to this remarkable historical document.

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