The folklore of Bombay

  • 353 Pages
  • 0.80 MB
  • English
Clarendon Press , Oxford
Folklore -- India -- Bombay (Presid


India, Bombay (Presid

Statementby R.E. Enthoven.
SeriesSAMP early 20th-century Indian books project ;, item 08020.
LC ClassificationsMicrofilm BUL-ENG-468 (G)
The Physical Object
Pagination353, [1] p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL326918M
LC Control Number97907956

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It is comprised of 24 chapters covering an array of topics related to The folklore of Bombay book city. The book pulls together Mumbai’s many narratives — cinematic, literary, architectural and artistic. It is a tale of the legends, poems, books, novels, mysteries, newspaper The folklore of Bombay book, film songs, advertisements, architectural styles, comic books, apocryphal stories and paintings inspired by this city.

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Mumbai's extraordinary colour, energy and humanity are captured in some of the most celebrated writing of the past three decades. Malcolm Burgess. Most Indian myths and legends have been derived from two of its epic poems, Mahabharata and Ramayana, as well as from the ancient Hindu texts, Puranas.

The spellbinding stories in these books excite, enthral and frighten readers at the same time. A landmark store, Strand Book Stall was founded in in the Colaba area, moving to its current location in Fort in Past patrons of this store range from former Prime Ministers Jawaharlal Nehru and Vajpayee to business tycoons JRD Tata and Dhirubhai Ambani.

Unlike Gillian Tindall, whose seminal “City of Gold” was a charming ode to British Bombay, with “Mumbai Fables” Prakash gives the reader an eclectic insight into the Indian dimension of the city’s.

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Souvik Ray Updated onIST. India has its fair share of stories that may not have a logical explanation but continue to arouse our curiosity to this day.

These are similar to the existence of the Loch Ness Monster in Scotland and the Yeti in the Tibetan Himalayas. Originally a travel writer, Pradhan, who grew up between Bangalore and Mumbai, wrote the book to preserve her grandmother’s nostalgic “pahadi recollections” of Kumaon, and to pass down the folklore of the region to her three-year-old daughter.

The book that marks her debut as an author was making waves even before it was published. In this remarkable cultural history of one of the world's most important urban centers, Gyan Prakash unearths the stories behind its fabulous history, viewing Mumbai through its turning points and kaleidoscopic ideas, comic book heroes, and famous scandals--the history behind Mumbai's stories of opportunity and oppression, of fabulous wealth and grinding poverty, of cosmopolitan desires and.

"Mumbai Fables is an engaging narrative, and offers a different way for urban historians to write the biography of a city. But it will have more to offer for those familiar with the city, for whom the gleam of recognition will be a benefit."—Katrina Gulliver, Berlin Review of Books.

Prakash's Mumbai Fables tell us of one city, Mumbai, and of all the fabled cities that live within. The book magnificently achieves Prakash's stated ambition of rendering Mumbai legible "as society"—not a final statement but a contested, living record of the failures and aspirations, the exhaustions and social energies of Mumbai.

This book takes you back to the city of Bombay (nowadays officially called 'Mumbai'), years ago. The first 19 stories in this book were first published as a series of essays in the 'Times of India', the 20th story was added in the second edition, this story was first published in the 'Bombay Gazette'.

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