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Suketu Mehta

Maximum City by Suketu Mehta

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“Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found” is a non-fiction book by Suketu Mehta, which offers a vivid and insightful portrait of the bustling metropolis of Mumbai, India. The book is a combination of memoir, reportage, and analysis, which together provide a comprehensive understanding of the city’s culture, history, and people.

Mehta, who was born in Mumbai but raised in New York City, returned to his hometown after two decades to write this book. The narrative follows his experiences as he navigates the streets of Mumbai, meeting with various people from all walks of life, including Bollywood actors, politicians, gangsters, and slum-dwellers.

Through his conversations and observations, Mehta delves into the complex social, economic, and political realities of the city. He explores issues such as corruption, poverty, and communalism, as well as the vibrant cultural and artistic scenes that exist in Mumbai.

In addition to Mehta’s personal experiences, “Maximum City” also includes historical background and research, which add depth and context to the stories he tells. The writing is vivid and evocative, capturing the sights, sounds, and smells of Mumbai in a way that makes readers feel as if they are right there with him.

Overall, “Maximum City” is an engaging and insightful exploration of one of the world’s most dynamic and fascinating cities. Mehta’s writing is both informative and entertaining, and the book offers a nuanced understanding of Mumbai that is accessible to readers of all backgrounds.


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