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5 Books on Mumbai Underworld You Won't be Able to Put Down

April 29, 2016 16:17 IST

#1 Mum‘Bhai’ – Vivek Agarwal

 Mum'Bhai'

Buy Mum'Bhai' by Vivek Agarwal @ Rs 245

Mum ‘Bhai’ is a book by an author who has been reporting about Mumbai underworld in various newspapers and channels since 1992. This book covers all the key events that occured in the history of Mumbai mafia, exclusive photograph of the dreaded terrorist Dawood Ibrahim in a Karachi palace, reporting and research of underworld activities and the information collected from Mumbai Police, Crime Branch, CBI, RAW and other agencies.

#2 Mum‘Bhai’ Returns – Vivek Agarwal

Mum'Bhai' Returns

Buy Mum'Bhai' Returns by Vivek Agarwal @ Rs 290 

This book is the second part of the Mum‘Bhai’ series. It features an exclusive photograph of the don Ali Budesh. This book covers some stories like murders of Gulshan Kumar (music baron), Ajit Dewani (film secretary), Pradeep Jain (builder), Vallabh Bhai Thakkar (industrialist), Takiuddin Wahid (owner of East West Airlines), Sunit Khatau (owner of Khatau mills) and so on. The author has also investigated the Mumbai serial blasts and the film industry nexus with Mafia.

#3 Mumbai Fables – Gyan Prakash

Mumbai Fables

Buy Mumbai Fables by Gyan Prakash @ Rs 308

From the city of islands to what it is today, Mumbai has come a long way. It has been a land of smugglers, dons, philanthropists, leaders and so on. This city has seen the glorious times and also has its share of wounds too. Mumbai Fables is the narrative of the city’s history through the eyes of inhabitants, journalists, planners, writers, artists, film-makers and political activists. From the British rule to the instances like the floods, terrorist attacks that shook the city, this book covers it all. Besides that, this book also covers the infamous Nanavati murder trial, trade unions, politicians and underworld dons of the city.

#4 Black Friday – The True Story of Mumbai Bomb Blasts – S. Hussain Zaidi

Black Friday

Buy Black Friday by S. Hussain Zaidi @ Rs 321

This book covers the story of the biggest terrorist attack on Mumbai city. The author closely covers the conspiracy that led to the attacks followed by the investigation. The book gives insights into the criminal minds in Zaidi’s interviews with Dawood Ibrahim, Tiger Memon and others.

#5 Dongri to Dubai – Six Decades of Mumbai Mafia - S. Hussain Zaidi

Dongri to Dubai

Buy Dongri to Dubai by S. Hussain Zaidi @ Rs 294

This book is an attempt to capture the history of the Mumbai mafia. It is the story of gangsters like Haji Mastan, Karim Lala, Varadarajan Mudaliar, Chhota Rajan, Abu Salem, but above all, it is the tale of a man who crossed the lines despite having a father in the public force. This story is about Dawood Ibrahim, his detailed story of how he entered the crime world, the rise of Pathans, formation of Dawood gang, the first ever Supari murder, mafia’s role in Bollywood, Dawood’s move to Karachi and Pakistan’s subsequentrole in sheltering one of the most wanted persons in the world.

The story is a gripping narrative of how a boy from Dongri became a don in Dubai. It is about his ambition and lust for power and rule.

 

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