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City of gold : the biography of Bombay

Gillian Tindall

City of gold : the biography of Bombay

by Gillian Tindall

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Published by Temple Smith in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Bombay (India) -- History.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Gillian Tindall.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDS486.B7 T5
    The Physical Object
    Pagination265 p., 16 leaves of plates :
    Number of Pages265
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15461954M
    ISBN 100851172159

    Bombay. It is only in the context of the history of India that the history of Bombay (Mumbai) can be properly understood. For the British, the establishment of a fortified trading post on Salsette Island—the origins of the city of Bombay—rapidly evolved into a bid to . Mumbai (Bombay) Population Profile City Proper. Population: Approximately 10 million Area: Mumbai Island: 65 sq km (25 sq mi) Nicknames: City of Gold; City of Dreams; Bollywood Metropolitan Area. Population: 18,, Description: Area administered by the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation or BMC) Area: sq km ( sq mi).

    (xlvii) Prashant Kidambi, “Nationalism and the City in Colonial India: Bombay, c. ” Journal of Urban History, (xlviii) Ibid (xlix) Tindall, City of Gold. (l) Naresh Fernandes, City Adrift: A Short Biography of Bombay (New Delhi: Aleph Book Company, ),70 (li) Prashant Kidambi, ‘Nationalism and the City’, The Bombay Zoroastrian community is of considerable importance for many reasons. Bombay has the largest Zoroastrian population of any city in the world, estimated by Karkal in to be 62, (though the Census of India records o in the whole .

      None of this finds a place in Naresh Fernandes’s eloquently written biography of Bombay, City Adrift. The title, in fact, aptly reflects the essence of the book — one in a series of city. 'City of Gold', 'Urbs Prima in Indis', 'Maximum City': no Indian metropolis has captivated the public imagination quite like Mumbai. The past decade has seen an explosion of historical writing on the city that was once Bombay. This book, featuring new essays by its finest historians, presents a rich sample of Bombay's palimpsestic pasts.


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In the history lessons in school, we were taught how the island of Bombay was given to Charles II as a lucrative dowry for him marrying the Portuguese princess Catherine of Braganza/5(29).About The Book For hundred of years, Bombay held in thrail.

A metropolis, reclaimed from ocean and inquity, if effortlessly manufactured the dreams that capavited a nation and drew fortune –seeker to it by the million. Once a princess's dowry. These seven conjoined islands were settled over time by the most diverse collection of people the Indian subcontinent has ever known, they proceeded.