Dongri to Dubai is the first ever attempt to chronicle the history of the Mumbai mafia. It is the story of notorious gangsters like Haji Mastan, Karim Lala, Varadarajan Mudaliar, Chhota Rajan, Abu Salem, but above all, it is the story of a young man who went astray despite having a father in the police force. Dawood Ibrahim was initiated into crime as a pawn in the hands of the Mumbai police and went on to wipe out the competition and eventually became the Mumbai polices own nemesis.The narrative encompasses several milestones in the history of crime in India, from the rise of the Pathans, formation of the Dawood gang, the first ever supari, mafias nefarious role in Bollywood, Dawoods move to Karachi, and Pakistans subsequent alleged role in sheltering one of the most wanted persons in the world.This story is primarily about how a boy from Dongri became a don in Dubai, and captures his bravado, cunningness,focus, ambition, and lust for power in a gripping narrative. The meticulously researched book provides an in-depthand comprehensive account of the mafias games of supremacy and internecine warfare.
About the Author :
S. Hussain Zaidi is a Mumbai based journalist, a veteran of investigative, crime and terror reporting in Mumbaimedia. He has worked for the Asian Age, the Mumbai Mirror, Mid-day, and the Indian Express. His previous booksinclude bestsellers like Black Friday and the Mafia Queens of Mumbai. Zaidi is also associate producer for the HBOmovie, Terror in Mumbai, based on the 26/11 terror strikes.He lives with his family in Mumbai.
|Book:||Dongri to Dubai: Six Decades of the Mumbai Mafia|
|Author:||Hussain S Zaidi|
|Publisher:||Roli Books Pvt Ltd|
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