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Govind Narayan's Mumbai : an urban biography from 1863 / edited and translated by Murali Ranganathan ; with a foreword by Gyan Prakash.

Author:
Māḍagã̄vakara, Govinda Nārāyaṇa, 1815-1865 [Browse]
Uniform title:
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
[New York: Anthem Press, 2008]
Description:
1 online resource (xxii, 385 pages) : illustrations, map.
Series:
Anthem South Asian studies. [More in this series]
Summary note:
"The expansion of Mumbai over the last four centuries has been documented in much detail, by both contemporary writers and historians. The change of name from Bombay to Mumbai on the eve of the twenty-first century has produced a renewed interest in the city and its people. However, this publication offers an alternative, unique and authentic voice. Quite simply, it is a book about the city like no other. Govind Narayan's Mumbaiche Varnan was the first full account of Bombay in any language, written just before the explosive growth and renovation of the city." "Govind Narayan's Mumbai, translated into English for the first time, is essential reading for anyone interested in the city. Fully illustrated, with a detailed glossary and biography of the author, students of South Asian and Indian history will find particular value in the text as a remarkable historical document."--Jacket.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-374) and index.
Source of description:
Print version record.
Subject(s):
Mumbai (India)History [Browse]
Form/​Genre:
History.
ISBN:
  • 9781843313519 (electronic bk.)
  • 1843313510 (electronic bk.)
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