Byculla to Bangkok
Following the triumph of Dongri To Dubai, S. Hussain Zaidi is all set to woo readers with his new book,...
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This book trails the rather innocent childhoods of criminals like Chota Rajan, Arun Gawli, Ashwin Naik and many more, who were popular mafia leaders of the Mumbai underworld. How their callow and ingenuous minds were subjected to crime and violence, so much that it became part of their identities, is very effectively captured in this narration.
Inhumanity and deception are prevalently portrayed in the book, showing why these lads became vengeful. The story describes the means by which they grew into a family of organized criminals, powerful enough to hold an entire city under bribery and extortion. The contrast between their simple beginnings and later lives of atrocities makes Byculla To Bangkok a compelling read.
Being the business capital of India, Mumbai is a relatively perfect setting for violence and transgressions to take place. The author makes good use of this fact to present an intense account of the kind of lives one does not generally hear about. Expressing the subjugation of juvenile minds with a fierce sense of realism, he manages to answer a lot of questions about the reasons why one decides to live a life of crime. The book was published on 20th February, 2014 and is available in paperback.
About the Author
About the Author: Mumbai-based writer S. Hussain Zaidi is one of the most famous journalists from India, who comes from a background of reporting investigations, crime and terror news for nearly two decades. He has worked as an associate producer for the HBO movie, Terror in Mumbai. His books are centered around the Mumbai underworld and some of his best-selling works include Headly And I, Black Friday and Dongri To Dubai. He currently works as Resident Editor for the Deccan Chronicle/ Asian Age and resides with his family in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. His wife, Velly Theva is also a journalist.
|Author||S. Hussain Zaidi|
|Publisher||Harper Collins Publisher India|