Suketu Mehta

Suketu Mehta is an Indian-American author, journalist, and associate professor of journalism at New York University. He is best known for his book 'Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found', which was a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize in General Non-Fiction. His work often explores themes of migration, globalization, and the experiences of the South Asian diaspora.


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  1. 1. Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found

    This book offers a comprehensive exploration of Mumbai (formerly known as Bombay), one of the world's largest and most complex cities. The author weaves together personal experiences, interviews and observations to paint a vivid picture of the city's diverse inhabitants and their daily lives. The narrative delves into the city’s underworld, its entertainment industry, its religious tensions, and its political landscape, providing an in-depth look at the dichotomies of wealth and poverty, modernity and tradition, and order and chaos that define Mumbai.