He approaches the city from unexpected angles, taking us into the criminal underworld of rival Muslim and Hindu gangs, following the life of a bar dancer raised amid poverty and abuse, opening the door into the inner sanctums of Bollywood, ...
Author: Suketu Mehta
Category: Social Science
A native of Bombay, Suketu Mehta gives us an insider’s view of this stunning metropolis. He approaches the city from unexpected angles, taking us into the criminal underworld of rival Muslim and Hindu gangs, following the life of a bar dancer raised amid poverty and abuse, opening the door into the inner sanctums of Bollywood, and delving into the stories of the countless villagers who come in search of a better life and end up living on the sidewalks. As each individual story unfolds, Mehta also recounts his own efforts to make a home in Bombay after more than twenty years abroad. Candid, impassioned, funny, and heartrending, Maximum City is a revelation of an ancient and ever-changing world.
The ground floor vaulting of the A T & T Building expects awe, but its Chippendale top is a badge of post-modernism, meant to separate it from the city around, which is famous for being only modern and may, therefore, be pass£.
Parmi les myriades de personnages du livre, il y a Mona Lisa qui, après une enfance de misère à l'image de celle des millions de déshérités des bidonvilles de Bombay, est devenue une belle danseuse, une entraîneuse capiteuse qui, la ...
Author: Suketu Mehta
De retour à Bombay en 1998, après une absence de vingt et un ans, Sukety Mehta est frappé par les métamorphoses de la ville tant aimée de son enfance : il décide d'en aborder tous les extrêmes et pour commencer, celui des émeutes de 1992-1993 entre hindous et musulmans. Ce conflit le propulse au coeur des violences de la guerre des gangs pour le contrôle de la vie politique et économique de la cité, une guerre souvent orchestrée par des parrains mafieux installés à Dubaï ou au Pakistan. L'auteur prend le risque de nouer des liens personnels, avec à la fois des tueurs sans merci et des indicateurs de la police, pour mieux nous guider dans le labyrinthe du crime organisé au sein d'une ville corrompue. Parmi les myriades de personnages du livre, il y a Mona Lisa qui, après une enfance de misère à l'image de celle des millions de déshérités des bidonvilles de Bombay, est devenue une belle danseuse, une entraîneuse capiteuse qui, la nuit venue, enflamme les désirs des hommes dans les bars chauds de la ville ; certains soirs on y rencontre même Honey/Manoj " une femme née homme par erreur ", que Suketu Mehta suit aussi dans sa double vie. Avec son millier de films par an produits par l'industrie cinématographique de Bombay, Bollywood n'a aujourd'hui plus rien à envier à Hollywood : là encore, Suketu Mehta nous convie avec complicité derrière les décors de ses studios. Passionnée, intimiste, émouvante, courageuse, impudique, tout à tour drôle et déchirante, cette formidable biographie urbaine initie un nouveau genre littéraire. De même l'hallucinante Bombay, la plus grande mégapole d'Asie, préfigure la génération des mégapoles surpeuplées de demain.
10 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 7 Suketu Mehta, Maximum City (London: Review, 2005), 8. 8 'Not Losing Hope', Economist. 9 Vijay Mishra, Bollywood Cinema: Temples of Desire (New York and London: Routledge, 2002), 1. Ibid. 11 Ibid.
Author: Aysha Iqbal Viswamohan
Publisher: Anthem Press
Category: Literary Criticism
“Postliberalization Indian Novels in English: Politics of Global Reception and Awards” is a critical handbook that focuses on trends in contemporary Indian novels and discusses the global reception of these works. The volume provides a systematic approach to the study of Indian novelists that have not been (with certain exceptions) extensively examined.
Release on 1940 | by United States. Public Health Service
The charter fixed the maximum revenue for general municipal purposes at the comparatively low rate ( in modern practice ) of $ 1.25 per $ 100 of assessed ( fair market ) valuation of all taxable property ; the city council by ordinance ...
Release on 1922 | by United States. Congress. Senate. District of Columbia
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Author: United States. Congress. Senate. District of Columbia
Strategies, Spatial Trajectories and Scenography: Micro-Mapping the Megacity in Suketu Mehta's Maximum City We now move onto a book that is more reader friendly than That Rose-Red Empire in the different ways it tries to document and ...
Author: Prachi More
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
This study is a concise introduction to Bruno Latour's Actor-Network Theory and its application in a literary analysis of urban narratives of the 21st century. We encounter well-known psycho-geographers such as Iain Sinclair and Sam Miller, and renowned authors, Patrick Neate and Suketu Mehta. Prachi More analyses these authors' accounts of vastly different cities such as London, Delhi, Mumbai, Johannesburg, New York and Tokyo. Are these urban narratives a contemporary solution to documenting an ever-evasive urban reality? If so, how do they embody "matters of concern" as Latour would have put it, laying bare modern-day "actors" and "networks" rather than reporting mere "matters of fact"? These questions are drawn into an inter-disciplinary discussion that addresses concerns and questions of epistemology, the sociology of knowledge as well as urban and documentary studies.
Transformation: Mumbai's many worlds. 1. Suketu Mehta, Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found (2005), Headline Review, London, p.3 2. Gillian Tindall, City ofGold: The Biography ofBombay (1982), Temple Smith, London, p.129 3.
Author: William Solesbury
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
World Cities, City Worlds is about how we make sense of cities, those extraordinary places where half the world’s population now lives. It explores ways of seeing, experiencing and thinking about how cities work, how they change and what makes city life tick. Within the book, William Solesbury explores three particular ways of framing cities – through metaphors, icons and perspectives – and, taking six iconic cities (Venice, Mumbai, New York, Tokyo, Paris and Los Angeles), he explores the lure of cities within that context. To make sense of cities, to understand and use them, we need to delve below the surface of the familiar appearance of cities and the commonplace sensations of everyday city life. World Cities, City Worldsprovides fresh insights into cities and city life, from both the past and modern times. It takes us on an exploration of world cities, leading us to new ways of thinking about how cities work.
Suketu Mehta, Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found (Delhi: Viking/ Penguin India, 2004), 384. 2. Mehta, Maximum City, 386,385. 3. Mehta, Maximum City, 384. 4. S. V. Srinivas, “Is There a Public in the Cinema Hall?,” 2000, available at ...
Author: Manishita Dass
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Motion picture audiences
Outside the Lettered City traces how middle-class Indians responded to the rise of the cinema as a popular form of mass entertainment in early 20th century India, focusing on their preoccupation with the mass public made visible by the cinema and with the cinema's role as a public sphere and a mass medium of modernity. It draws on archival research to uncover aspirations and anxieties about the new medium, which opened up tantalizing possibilities for nationalist mobilization on the one hand, and troubling challenges to the cultural authority of Indian elites on the other. Using case-studies drawn from the film cultures of Bombay and Kolkata, it demonstrates how discourses about the cinematic public dovetailed into discourses about a national public, giving rise to considerable excitement about cinema's potential to democratize the public sphere beyond the limits of print-literate culture, as well as to deepening anxieties about cultural degeneration. The case-studies also reveal that early twentieth century discourses about the cinema contain traces of a formative tension in Indian public culture, between visions of a deliberative public and spectres of the unruly masses.
Release on 2015-12-03 | by Raymond Joshua Scannell
Suketu Mehta, Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2004), 49–50. Widespread testimony accused the police force of colluding with the Hindus, and years later, when Suketu Mehta returned to his city of origin, ...
Author: Raymond Joshua Scannell
Category: Political Science
In Cities, Raymond Joshua Scannell examines how dramatic changes in the global economy and technology during the latter half of the twentieth century have radically restructured the city as a lived environment. Beginning with the impacts of globalisation on national and regional economies across the planet, Scannell investigates the rapidly changing and amorphous urban environments in which most people live. Cities traces how the actions of urban dwellers carving out lives for themselves are radically transforming paradigms of urban management and are overturning traditional assumptions about what constitutes urban rule and revolt. This exciting book insists on a new vocabulary for human settlements, one that looks centrally at the sort of behaviour that is often relegated figuratively and literally to the urban margins.
The Bollywood imaginary Given Bombay's significance as both the dramatic setting and site of production for numerous popular Hindi films, it is perhaps unsurprising that criticism of Maximum City has to date focused on Mehta's formal ...
Author: Sarah K. Harrison
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Category: Business & Economics
How do those pushed to the margins survive in contemporary cities? What role do they play in today’s increasingly complex urban ecosystems? Faced with stark disparities in human and environmental wellbeing, what form might more equitable cities take? Waste Matters argues that contemporary literature and film offer an insightful and timely response to these questions through their formal and thematic revaluation of urban waste. In their creation of a new urban imaginary which centres on discarded things, degraded places and devalued people, authors and artists such as Patrick Chamoiseau, Chris Abani, Dinaw Mengestu, Suketu Mehta and Vik Muniz suggest opportunities for an inclusive urban politics that demands systematic analysis. Waste Matters assesses the utopian promise and pragmatic limitations of their as yet under-examined work in light of today’s pressing urban challenges. This book will be of great interest to scholars and students of English Literature, Postcolonial Studies, Urban Studies, Environmental Humanities and Film Studies.
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of Mumbai', the Maximum City of crowded spaces and extreme social contrasts; rather, it means that we, as viewers, immerse ourselves into an alternate Maximum City, that is, a city of screens, surfaces and images.
Author: Igor Krstic
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Category: Performing Arts
Near to one billion people call slums their home, making it a reasonable claim to describe our world as a 'planet of slums.' But how has this hard and unyielding way of life been depicted on screen? How have filmmakers engaged historically and across the globe with the social conditions of what is often perceived as the world's most miserable habitats?Combining approaches from cultural, globalisation and film studies, Igor Krstic outlines a transnational history of films that either document or fictionalise the favelas, shantytowns, barrios poulares or chawls of our 'planet of slums', exploring the way accelerated urbanisation has intersected with an increasingly interconnected global film culture. From Jacob Riis' How The Other Half Lives (1890) to Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire (2008), the volume provides a number of close readings of films from different historical periods and regions to outline how contemporary film and media practices relate to their past predeccesors, demonstrating the way various filmmakers, both north and south of the equator, have repeatedly grappled with, rejected or continuously modified documentary and realist modes to convey life in our 'planet of slums'.
The industrial cluster around Calcutta was the largest in Asia outside of Japan. ... What happened to the city is best illustrated “Urban India: Understanding the Maximum City”, Urban Age, 2007. by the story of Biren Mookerjee, ...
Author: Sanjeev Sanyal
Publisher: World Scientific
Category: Political Science
India's recent economic performance has attracted world attention but the country is re-awakening not just as an economy but as a civilization. After a thousand years of the decline, it now has a genuine opportunity to re-establish itself as a major global power.In ?The Indian Renaissance?, the author, Sanjeev Sanyal, looks at the processes that led to ten centuries of fossilization and then at the powerful economic and social forces that are now working together to transform India beyond recognition. These range from demographic shifts to rising literacy levels, but the most important revolution has been the opening of mind and the changed attitude towards innovation and risk.This book is about how India found itself at this historic juncture, the obstacles that it still needs to negotiate and the future that it may enjoy. The author tells the story from the perspective of the new generation of Indians who have emerged from this great period of change.Published and distributed worldwide by World Scientific Publishing Co. except India, UK and North America
maximum and minimum temperatures at various distances from the city centre . The peak maximum temperature is at 1 km from the city centre , rather than at the city centre itself , because the city centre has the greater roughness length ...
Author: Reginald William Thomas
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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There's a book called Maximum City : Bombay Lost and Found by Suketu Mehta that I always think of when my train pulls into the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus station ( formerly and sometimes still referred to as Victoria Terminus ) in ...
Author: Maneet Chauhan
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
“A sumptuous whistle-stop tour of India’s diverse food ways. Maneet has penned a love letter to the best of Indian food.”—Padma Lakshmi, host and executive producer of Top Chef and Taste the Nation NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Food Network • Salon • Epicurious • Garden & Gun • Wired Explore the bold flavors, regional dishes, and stunning scenery of India with over 80 recipes from Chopped judge and James Beard Award-winning chef Maneet Chauhan. In Chaat, Maneet Chauhan explores India’s most iconic, delicious, and fun-to-eat foods coming from and inspired by her discoveries during an epic cross-country railway journey that brought her to local markets, street vendors, and the homes of family and friends. From simple roasted sweet potatoes with star fruit, lemon, and spices to a fragrant layered chicken biryani rice casserole, and the flakiest onion and egg stuffed flatbreads, these recipes are varied, colorful, and expressive. Maneet weaves in personal stories and remembrances as well as historical and cultural notes as she winds her way from North to South and East to West, sharing recipes like Goan Fried Shrimp Turnovers, Chicken Momo Dumplings from Guwahati in Assam, Hyderabad's Spicy Pineapple Chaat, and Warm-Spiced Carrot and Semolina Pudding from Amritsar. With breathtaking photography and delectable recipes, Chaat is a celebration of the diversity of India's food and people.
Release on 1964 | by United States. Congress. House. Committee on the District of Columbia
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Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on the District of Columbia