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Mafia Queens of Mumbai - Stories of Women from the Ganglands by S.Hussain Zaidi, Jane Borges
Mafia Queens of Mumbai by S.Hussain Zaidi
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Imprint Tranquebar Press
Format Paperback
Extent 308pp
Pub date Mar-11
Rs 250
ISBN 9789380283777
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Smuggling, gun-running, drugs, terrorism — for many decades, Mumbai has lived under the shadow of the  Underworld. Dawood Ibrahim, Karim Lala, Varadarajan Mudaliar: these are names that any Indian would
recognise. Analysed in print, immortalised on film, their lives, their gangs, their ‘businesses’ are out there for anyone who wants the information. But there have been women, too, who have been part of this murky side of the city, walking along side, sometimes leading and manipulating men in the Underworld to run their own illegal businesses. Here, for the first time, crime journalists S. Hussain Zaidi and Jane Borges explore the lives
of some of these women, and how, in cold blood, they  were able to make their way up in what was certainly a man’s world.

From Kamathipura to Dongri, from assassins to molls, this is a collection that tells the stories of women who have become legend in Mumbai’s streets, lanes and back-alleys. Absorbingly told, impeccably researched,
Mafia Queens of Mumbai reveals a side of Mumbai’s Underworld that has never been seen before.

S.Hussain Zaidi S. Hussain Zaidi is considered one of the leading crime journalists in the country. He is the author of the bestselling Black Friday: The True Story of the Bombay Bomb Blasts and is currently resident editor of the Asian Age, Mumbai.
Jane Borges Jane Borges is a journalist with the Asian Age, Mumbai.
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