Sunday, March 17, 2013

Top 10 books about Mumbai

Manil Suri was born in Bombay and is a professor of mathematics and affiliate professor of Asian studies at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He is the author of the novels The Death of Vishnu, The Age of Shiva, and The City of Devi.

One of his top ten books about Mumbai, as told to the Guardian:
No God in Sight by Altaf Tyrewala

This first novel is packed with riveting characters, incisive humour and relentless energy. The author's true interest, however, lies in the exploration of form: the novel consists of stories that telescope into each other to create a fascinating narrative chain, one which snakes through the city in search of its own tail, to link full circle.
Read about another book on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue