It does state in the murky business of crime, no one, either be police or gangster is straight and it is increasingly one-way street for a gangster. Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar, India’s most wanted man, is the Don nightmares are made of. Paperback , pages. Not once while reading this book you’ll realise that this is not fiction, because for one, it’s more engaging.. Email required Address never made public. 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. Notify me of new comments via email.

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Zaidi has tried pretty hard to portray Dawood Ibrahim as a larger than life character. What should a nonfiction on mafia ideally convey?

Dongri To Dubai : Six Decades of The Mumbai Mafia by S. Hussain Zaidi

Hussain Zaidi fails miserably. Completed this book just recently,and i nafia still say his ealier book “The Mafia Queen” was more interesting than this. But “the silky Sikh” is now past forty, his marriage is over and his career prospects are on the slide.

The Death of a Pakistani Sodier. But, there are certain individuals or group of individuals who stayed above all of this, meaning rules ungoverned, laws broken, fear instilled and chaos created which is, literally dictating this very society to kneel on all fours before them.

The book is also lacking in historical context, a lot of background context with stats, for example would have made the stories easier to appreciate City Adrift: The book is full fecades facts and interlaced with stories of many mafia leaders, stories that over-lapped at some places and made it a little confusing for me as it appeared that the chronology wasn’t in order.


Dongri To Dubai : Six Decades of The Mumbai Mafia

The timelines are awry, the characters are developed and scattered in a haphazard manner The book starts off very well and the first half will remind u of movies like Deewar, Dayavan and has a lot of filmy conversations dont know what is the source.

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? The making of India’s most wanted person. It does state in the murky business of crime, no one, either be police or gangster is straight and it is increasingly one-way street for a gangster.

Dawood was really moved by the turn of events. Not for entertainment, but just to be aware of a major part of Mumbai’s history. Really, his hardwork of 6 years definitely made this book worth reading. The meticulously researched book provides an in-depth and comprehensive account of the mafia?

Dongri to Dubai: Six Decades of the Mumbai Mafia – S. Hussain Zaidi – Google Books

But there are such details about the characteristics, personalities, mannerisms and personal lives of the Mumbai dons that only go to show how meticulous and thorough Zaidi has been. Who could imagine that one day a kid from the slum would rule the world and would be one of the most wanted criminal. People came, people ruled, people died, the end. Reads like a screen play. Growing up, I had read a great deal about Haji mastan and Jenabai in Mum’s magazines, while closeted in a dark, secluded space.


I ran through it like I used to run metres at school. He has been working as a journalist and covering the Mumbai mafia for twenty years.

A mere statement of facts regarding the events that transpired between the early fifties until recently would have made the narrative seem dongr like a newspaper report than anything else. Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar’s rise from a common street thug to the world’s second most wanted man, is documented in the most intricate detail. I guess with a story so good, you can rarely go wrong. This book traces the journey of a boy from Dongri to Dubai.

Some of the anecdotes used in this book are already mentioned in ‘The Mafia Queens of Mumbai’. Bombay unravels, blood flows, mumbbai become men, and one of the greatest cities in the world comes into its own.

We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them. Where do they come from? But what happened in changed everything as the bomb blasts in Mumbai shook the world. Mumbqi has captured the rise of D Gang really well and by the end of this book one can clearly see how the entire Gang thing works across borders.

But as they say life is not fair to the person who sacrifices everything for honesty and integrity.