Dongri to Dubai: Six Decades of the Mumbai Mafia

Dongri to Dubai: Six Decades of the Mumbai Mafia

by : S. Hussain Zaidi

Publisher : Lotus Roli

PB | 5.50 x 8.50 inches | 408 pages

ISBN 9788174368942

Price per Unit (piece): INR 350.00

About this book

Dongri to Dubai is the first ever attempt to chronicle the history of the Mumbai mafia. It is the story of notorious gangsters like Haji Mastan, Karim Lala, Varadarajan Mudaliar, Chhota Rajan, Abu Salem, but above all, it is the story of a young man who went astray despite having a father in the police force. Dawood Ibrahim was initiated into crime as a pawn in the hands of the Mumbai police and went on to wipe out the competition and eventually became the Mumbai police’s own nemesis.

The narrative encompasses several milestones in the history of crime in India, from the rise of the Pathans, formation of the Dawood gang, the first ever supari, mafia’s nefarious role in Bollywood, Dawood’s move to Karachi, and Pakistan’s subsequent alleged role in sheltering one of the most wanted persons in the world.

This story is primarily about how a boy from Dongri became a don in Dubai, and captures his bravado, cunningness, focus, ambition, and lust for power in a gripping narrative. The meticulously researched book provides an in-depth and comprehensive account of the mafia’s games of supremacy and internecine warfare.

About the author

S. Hussain Zaidi is a Mumbai based journalist, a veteran of investigative, crime and terror reporting in Mumbai media. He has worked for the Asian Age, the Mumbai Mirror, Mid-day, and the Indian Express. His previous books include bestsellers like Black Friday and the Mafia Queens of Mumbai. Zaidi is also associate producer for the HBO movie, Terror in Mumbai, based on the 26/11 terror strikes. He lives with his family in Mumbai.

Press quotes

'By far the best book on the Mumbai Mafia' Anil Kapoor

'If it wasn't for this book there would be no Shootout at Wadala' Sanjay Gupta

'Hussain Zaidi is a master storyteller' John Abraham

Customer Reviews
vijayakumar.babu@gmail.com  (Friday, 17 August 2012)
Rating: 5
The narrative in this book is gripping and exciting. It is thrilling to have an insight into the personal lives of the mafia lords through this gem of a book. I am curious to know why the blasts on Hotel Taj at Mumbai were not covered as the local mafia gangs are said to have lent their support. Also why Daya Nayak's name didn't figure among the enounter specialists in the book.


samruddhipawar@ymail.com  (Sunday, 12 August 2012)
Rating: 5
read dis book..its truely awsm...n greatly written...it takes u to the the mafia world...truely adoreable..


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