Dongri To Dubai : Six Decades of The Mumbai Mafia

Dongri To Dubai : Six Decades of The Mumbai Mafia

S. Hussain Zaidi Vikram Chandra / Dec 08, 2019

Dongri To Dubai Six Decades of The Mumbai Mafia 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 Sale

  • Title: Dongri To Dubai : Six Decades of The Mumbai Mafia
  • Author: S. Hussain Zaidi Vikram Chandra
  • ISBN: 9788174368942
  • Page: 292
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 ofDongri 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, 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.

    Dongri to Dubai Six Decades of the Mumbai Mafia S 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. First Gate Business Services First Gate Business Service, Shop No Al Nahda Tower, Near SUBWAY Restaurant, Behind NMC Hospital, AL NAHDA , Qusais, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Tel Email visaprocess gmail, Shop No Al Dawood Ibrahim Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar b r h i m born December is a Mumbai underworld criminal mobster and drug dealer originally from Dongri in Mumbai, India. He currently resides in Dubai and heads the Indian organised crime syndicate D Company which he founded in Mumbai in the s Dawood is wanted on the charges of murder, extortion, targeted killing, drug trafficking Varadarajan Mudaliar Varadarajan Mudaliar January , also known as Vardha Bhai, was an Indian Don.He was born in Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu.For two decades from early s to s, he was one of the most powerful mob bosses in Bombay along with Haji Mastan and Karim Lala. Carbon Steel Pipe Fittings Manufacturers Buy Steel Elbow Carbon Steel Pipe Fittings Manufacturers in India ASTM A WPB Carbon Steel Elbow, A Carbon Steel Flanges Exporter, Supplier of Carbon Steel Fittings Sacred Games A Novel P.S eBook Vikram Sacred Games is a novel as big, ambitious, multi layered, contradictory, funny, sad, scary, violent, tender, complex, and irresistible as India itself Steep yourself in this story, enjoy the delicious masala Chandra has created, and you will have an idea of how the country manages to hang together despite age old hatreds, hundreds of dialects, different religious practices, the caste system Stainless Steel Pipes, Pipe Fittings, Suppliers in Myanmar An ISO Certified Company, Metline Industries Pipe Fittings and Flanges Division is one of the most trusted manufacturer, exporter and supplier of carbon steel, alloy steel and stainless steel pipe fittings and flanges in Myanmar. Hotels in Mumbai Book Mumbai Hotels with upto % Best Mumbai Hotels with upto % off from Goibibo Check reviews and photos for Mumbai Hotels Use coupon code GETSETGO and grab best deals starting from on Mumbai online hotel booking Lowest Price Guarantee Fastest Booking Instant Refund MANJULAMATA KANYA VIDYALAYA, LAKHANDUR Open Digital Education.Data for CBSE, GCSE, ICSE and Indian state boards A repository of tutorials and visualizations to help students learn Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering basics Visualizations are in the form of Java applets and HTML visuals Graphical Educational content for Mathematics, Science, Computer Science. Exhibitor List China International Furniture Expo Company Hall Booth No Country Region Brand Preview GEM E B French Pavilion Preview FERMOB E A French Pavilion Preview TEMAHOME E A French

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        Hussain Zaidi is an Indian author and former investigative journalist His works include Dongri to Dubai Six Decades of the Mumbai Mafia, Mafia Queens of Mumbai, Black Friday, and My Name is Abu Salem.


    1. I have always been pretty eager to read about the Mumbai Underworld, and S Hussain Zaidi has somehow helped me alot in quenching my thirst about the mumabi mafia through his earlier books Black Friday and The Mafia Queens of Mumbai. I picked up 'Dongri to Dubai' with lots of hope,thinking that it is going to be a great sequel to the Mumbai Mafia trilogy,sadly, the I found the book below my expectation levels and here are the reasons for that:-1. The book is repetitive at quite a number of instan [...]

    2. A book like this was long over due. It is a veritable encyclopedia on the Bombay underworld written by the best amongst the lot - Mr. S. Hussain Zaidi who has previously given us Black Friday and Mafia Queens of Mumbai. Along with Shantaram and Maximum City, this book attempts to define a bewildering megalopolis that defies any easy classification Meticulously researched over a period of six years,it draws, for the first time, not only the careers of the most dreaded gangsters like Dawood and Ka [...]

    3. This was my first read about mafia - and while I was deeply interested in how Mumbai gave the mafia a chance to flourish, I also noticed asking myself a crucial question more frequently during the latter half of my read.What should a nonfiction on mafia ideally convey?Should it be an “objective account” that boasts of not commenting on the ethics of mafiadom to present an “unbiased chronological account” of the phenomenon? Or should it be a critical venture where, by exposing the murky m [...]

    4. Should a Non-fiction book about Mafia be a factual, textbook-ish, non-judgmental piece of writing or should it have a moral lesson that paints the gory, bloody side of the criminal life & highlights the ill effects, the illegality and the moral turpitude of the mobsters ? In my opinion, the second option is better - but there is absolutely nothing wrong in going with the first.What a Non-fiction book about Mafia should Not do is glorification of the criminals, the romanticization of the powe [...]

    5. Power n.: Ability to cause or prevent an action, make things happen; the discretion to act or not act. Opposite of disability. A Society is made up of people from various cultures, creeds, colors and walks of life. Within societies are poor, middle class, and very prosperous individuals and families. Society has its own government, rules to abide by, laws to follow, courts and other controlling factors to make people who live therein, safe. People have careers, jobs, schools, commercial and resi [...]

    6. গডফাদার পড়ার পর মাফিয়া রিলেটেড বই আমাকে চুম্বকের মত আকর্ষণ করতে থাকে । মাফিয়াদের নিজস্ব আলাদা পৃথিবী ,তাদের রক্তপাত , খুন , বিশ্বাসঘাতকতা, মাফিয়া ডনদের উথান পতন এই সব বিষয় গুলো নিয়ে বই পড়ার আগ [...]

    7. S. Hussain Zaidi is master in detailing the life of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim. I finished this book within 3 days & never wanted it to get end. Really, his hardwork of 6 years definitely made this book worth reading. He chronicles the details of not only dawood but also about others before him who started the smuggling & others illegal activities in mumbai. Though, you'll feel few dialogues in the book to be *cheesy* as if like it has taken by old bollywood movies on gangster. I read [...]

    8. Dongri To Dubai is not just a book. It’s a journey of few people who changed the history of Mumbai over the period of six decades after the independence.The book simply tells you the stories of local mafias and how they operated their networks with the help of some police officials, politicians, celebs and influenced personalities. The author has narrated very interesting stories of almost all the ganglords who indirectly ruled the economic center of India.As far as storyline is concerned, it [...]

    9. There is a morbid fascination we associate with the darker shades of the society who are referred to as the 'underworld'. Seeing things from such an angle has also helped me understand the immense popularity movies like The Godfather trilogy, Scarface and Goodfellas have enjoyed. While most people cannot or do not want to grow rich in this fashion, they relish watching from the sidelines as a small section of their society does things by their own rules. Like any other nation of the world, India [...]

    10. A book on the Mumbai Mafia was long overdue,I just wish it hadn't come from Mr. Zaidi. He might be the undisputed king of crime reporting, but a storyteller he is not. The timelines are awry, the characters are developed and scattered in a haphazard manner There are over fifty characters and hundreds are mentioned through the book, tiring to say the least when there is (almost always) nothing memorable about them. The dialogues sound like some cheesy b grade movie, possibly due to the poor Hindi [...]

    11. I've read Hussain Zaidi's Mafia Queens of Mumbai and was impressed. Growing up, I had read a great deal about Haji mastan and Jenabai in Mum's magazines, while closeted in a dark, secluded space. Book was a reminder of tid bits I had picked up then.Dongri to Dubai is his account of rise, growth and fall of underworld history in Mumbai from 1950s. It covers the background and reign of Karim Lala, Haji Mastan, Varadrajan, explains the ever-changing alliances and rivalries of the underworld. Pathan [...]

    12. This book has a major identity problem. On the outset, the book appears to only chronicle the infamous don's life story but then the author gets into this Mario Puzo style of recounting the entire yesteryear Mumbai mafia's transformation from one phase into another not to mention the feeble attempt to make you-know-who be given a Vito Corleone-ish shade. Oh and there is sex strewn here and there à la Sunny Corleone and Lucy Mancini type of crude stuff but with poor taste. Seriously, the author [...]

    13. The book starts with a telephonic conversation between a veteran crime journalist and the man himself, post which the plot becomes narrative. Largely based on the making of the D-Company and rise & fall of men associated, the initial half details out the humble beginning of the underworld during Independence which also forms the background of the book. The latter half talks about life and love of Dawood which are intricately woven into a series of incidents which the journalist has very meti [...]

    14. Once I started reading the book, I had to finish it at the earliest before I could go back to my normal routine.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.Author truly deserves kudos for depicting the real life events of ghastly gangsters in a mode of story-telling. However, reader is sometimes left with the sense of reading something 'filmy' in whi [...]

    15. Starts off very well and gives great insights into the history of underworld in Mumbai. The narration is taut and it almost feels like that you are reading the script of a Bollywood film. However, there are way too many characters (Dons) and the unabashedly sensational writing left me exhausted as I reached the end!

    16. Annals of Mumbai crime history. A fascinating topic. A chronology of Gangsters( Haji Mastan, Karim Lala, Varardhrajan Mudliar, Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar) who came, ruled and went away. It is similar to those history book lessons where we learn about Babur, Humayun, Akbar, how they came to India and went away with their indelible mark on the country. Same can be said for these gentlemen who scarred Mumbai with their characteristic marks upon the city.All of my friends have been asking me that why did [...]

    17. 'Dongri to Dubai' is the first non-fiction book that I have ever read. It is a narrative describing the beginning and growth of the Mumbai mafia and is a detailed account of the rise and fall of many a mafia leaders. But mainly it's the tale of one man who changed the face of Mumbai in spite of being far away.It is a well researched book, of course, and the fact that the author has been a crime reporter, thereby fully informed of all the events, was an added advantage. A mere statement of facts [...]

    18. I ran through it like I used to run 200 metres at school. I was pretty fast.Six decades of the Mumbai Mafia, says Hussain Zaidi, and delivers. Bombay unravels, blood flows, boys become men, and one of the greatest cities in the world comes into its own. From the Tamil Dons to Gangsters like Manya Surve, from shooters like Maya to brave policemen like Salaskar, Hussain Zaidi spins a web of blood, gore, jealousy and deception.And then one boy, son of a respected policeman, a native of the Muslim s [...]

    19. I've always been a big fan of mafia movies, be it Mario Puzo's "The Godfather" or cliche Bollywood movies like "Company", "Satya" or India's version of The Godfather, our very own "Sarkar".When I was shopping for a new book, I stumbled upon Dongri to Dubai. I'd seen "Black Friday - The Movie" which was based on Hussain Zaidi's book and was really hoping to get my hands on something similar.Hussain Zaidi is a master storyteller. He writes effortlessly. The book starts with one of Mumbai's most no [...]

    20. Dongri To Dubai takes you the history of the Mumbai mafia, beginning with its pre independence roots with Rampuri chākūs and turf wars, and ending with its modern day history as a trigger happy global crime syndicate.The stories, while well researched and very interesting (and not widely known), tend to be rushed, especially the ones that don't focus on Dawood Ibrahim. His saga steals the limelight away from the other stories in the book - it gets a little monotonous after a while when every o [...]

    21. The ultimate book covering the complete history of Mumbai mafia and its most notorious export to the world Based on cold, hard facts gathered from a selection of sources, including retired top brass of Mumbai Police, dossiers & incident reports from MP, CBI, Interpol etc. But fact and truth are two very different things This literary piece is as close as one can come to the truth Sheds light even on the nexus of politicians, the top governing officials of our country and the entertainment in [...]

    22. This is my first book on Crime Journalism and the sheer curiousity about Mr D made me buy this book. I must say it is a great chronicle of events/stories which captures the development of Mumbai Mafia in last 50 years. It has portrayed the human side of all gang lords quite well which sometimes make you believe that they are just like one of us with a dark side! It 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 b [...]

    23. An epic work done by the crime reporter S.Hussain Zaidi. A complete insight about Mumbai underworld mafia. A crime book which throws light on the evaluation of mafia in Mumbai. The book covers the journey of one of the most wanted don "Dawood" from Dongri to Dubai. Who could imagine that one day a kid from the slum would rule the world and would be one of the most wanted criminal. Book is all about the underworld mafia and their activities. Book also covers the failure of Mumbai police on many o [...]

    24. First of all, a big thank you to Hussain Zaidi for writing this book. A book spanning six decades would have taken immense hard work more so when it is about the Mumbai Mafia. And he does pure justice to it. After reading this book you can see why Bollywood loves charismatic underworld dons. Women, Money, Intelligence, Blood, Violence- they have everything going on for them. Like any mortal in the world, Hussain Zaidi falls in love with the subject of his research but to his credit he maintains [...]

    25. Don't want to rate it yet, but I was skeptical when I started it as I think no one wrote about the Mumbai mafia better than Suketu Mehta in Maximum City, my all time favorite Indian book. But I have read 86 pages and it's fabulously written, a real chronicle, well researched and a passion surely for this writer. Reads like a screen play. It also brings back memories of so many gundas from the movies, now I know where a lot of writers get their fodder from.Awesome, awesome, must read

    26. Thanks to Hussain Zaidi for this thoroughly researched Non fiction.Completed this book just recently,and i would still say his ealier book "The Mafia Queen" was more interesting than this.

    27. It's a very well researched, insightful and fast paced chronology of events describing the rise and spread of the Mumbai underworld. It's a good introduction to the mafia world for people with no idea about. But, I actually grew up in Mumbai in the 80's and 90's. These goons were household names and encounters were daily news. It was very interesting and a bit emotional for me to learn about the inner workings and back stories of these people.

    28. Wow! I wasn't able to put this book down since I picked it up a week ago. Zaidi tells the story of the dirty underbelly of Mumbai in a narrative that can put most Bollywood writers to shame. One tends to think of the mafia as a quarrelsome, blood spilling lot that tend to sprout up around money. But, it is so much more than that and Zaidi gets it. Money, Lust, Religion, Power, Politics and perhaps- even love - its all there.

    29. The story of underworld how the underworld operation are worked out and how police reacted and story is divided into party shootout happens are various places are written according and perfect devilish act are shown in the novel

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