Cover art of the Book. Dec 14, Vikas Singh rated it it was amazing Shelves: Most importantly, I found that Mr. This book has a major identity problem. Please fill in a complete birthday Enter a valid birthday. Book also covers the failure of Mumbai police on many occasions and their continuing failure to curb the activities of the mafia.

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But fact and truth are two very different things I only find myself singeing in fury and helplessness. Not once while reading this book you’ll realise that this is not fiction, because for one, it’s more engaging. His story from his days in Dongri, Mumbai to his rise to becoming the international terrorist that is known as today has been described. Sep 21, Kali Srikanth rated it really liked it Shelves: And there are places it gets too dramatic where Author desperately tries to prove that he managed to meet childhood associates of Dawood and churn exclusive info which he called “scenes” in acknowledgements section like his movements, talking style, smoking habits etc.

There is no need to mention that Zaidi is a natural crime writer. Ships from and sold by Amazon. Cover art of the Book.

Dongri To Dubai : Six Decades of The Mumbai Mafia

His only condition dognri that he is ready to face the music only if the Indian government drops all the previous charges against him. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? In another part of the country, a retired tycoon, a heartbroken ex-soldier and a young woman dealing with demons of her own embark on a journey of self-discovery aboard a cruise liner from Mumbai to Lakshadweep.


India liberalized inuntil then it was a pretty closed economy as the regulaitons were draconian and government used to call the shots in deciding which facilities are required in the country and how much.

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I grew up in Bombay in the 80’s and spent considerable time reading and sometimes witnessing the exploits of the underworld and its impact on day-to-day lives in the city.

Hussain Zaidi while going through this book. Dongri to Dubai is his account of rise, growth and fall of underworld history decafes Mumbai from s. It’s amazing how India keeps blaming Pakistan for providing refuge to the likes of Dawood yet when he himself offered to surrender, we chickened out due to political pressure. I’d seen “Black Friday – The Xecades which was based on Hussain Zaidi’s book and was really hoping to get my hands on something similar.

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ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Foreword I first met S. Hussain Zaidi is master in detailing the life of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim. I highly recommend this book. There was one policeman though who refused to bow down before these gangsters, head constable Ibrahim Kaskar.

I took up this book to see if I could link these all into a coherent view tp the history of mafia.

Dongri to Dubai: Six Decades of Mumbai Mafia by S. Hussain Zaidi, Vikram Chandra – Paperback

His rise from a poor family with 11 siblings and a respectable cop father to a street thug – then to a Police pawn – and finally to the numero uno of Mumbai underworld. Vikrant, suspended for the diplomatic disaster, is unofficially asked to assist the team tracking the escaped terrorists. It is a must read book for the readers interested to learn about the clandestine world of Mumbai mafia and boasts to be the most comprehensive account of Mumbai underworld portrayed till date.


Zaidi is trying to convey that “Muslim” Mafia is far better organized, eqipped and efficient than the Hindu Mafia.

Imports in the country was heavily regulated and where everyone else saw hopelessness for the economic future of the country, some men saw a window of opportunity for themselves.

The book is repetitive si quite a number of instances. The book rises above regular reportage and attains a maturity that is rarely seen amongst others of the ilk. They are the most dangerous gang in American history and they decade the dongti of the Black Hand. It highlights the fact that to build an empire even illegitimate one needs sharp mind, extraordinary business acumen and leadership qualities. Add all three to Cart. It is fast paced and builds up an engaging read.

Haji Mastan was the financier whereas the other two were the kingpins who could just get any work done in the city be it money through extortion, assassinations and what not. The story does not progress in a fluid manner, but choppy and interrupted like a bunch of news clippings glued together.