Download Free Dongri to Dubai PDF by S. Hussain Zaidi Full Book and published by Lotus Roli. This book was released on 2012 with total page 378 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "[This] is the first attempt to chronicle the history of the Mumbai mafia. It is the story of ... 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 competitiohn 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. ..."--Back cover.
Download Free Dongri to Dubai - Six Decades of the Mumbai Mafia PDF by Hussain Zaidi Full Book and published by Roli Books Private Limited. This book was released on 2012-08-10 with total page 408 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.
Download Free Dawood’s Mentor PDF by Hussain Zaidi Full Book and published by Penguin Random House India Private Limited. This book was released on 2019-04-15 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Tired of being bullied, a scrawny, impoverished Dawood Ibrahim is looking for a saviour, Khalid Khan Bachcha, who would teach him the ropes of handling a bunch of hooligans. Instead, what he gets is a mentor who eventually transforms him into a cunning mafia boss. In Dawood's Mentor, Dawood meets Khalid and they eventually forge an unlikely friendship. Together they defeat, crush and neutralize every mafia gang in Mumbai. Khalid lays the foundation for the D-Gang as Dawood goes on to establish a crime syndicate like no other and becomes India's most wanted criminal.
Download Free Treading the Beaten Path PDF by Dr Fazal Ghafoor Full Book and published by Notion Press. This book was released on 2021-04-21 with total page 250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Treading the Beaten Path is a rereading of history through the review and critical analysis of fifty books. It is an in-depth analysis of major events that shaped the history of contemporary India. Amongst authors are B R Ambedkar, Rajdeep Sardesai Jai Ram Ramesh, Ramachandra Guha, Kuldip Nayyar, Zoya Hassan and a host of others. Major epochs in history like the Mughal period, Partition of India, the Emergency, Operation Blue Star etc. are included. The biographies of Sheik Abdulla, Feroze Gandhi and critical studies on S C Bose, Nehru and Gandhi form a part. Epochs of history include the partition of Bengal and Andhra Pradesh. A look at the two-part defense of Hinduism by Shashi Tharoor is a highlight. An evaluation of the Communist, Hindutva and Mandal movements is undertaken. On a lighter vein the biographies of Mohamed Rafi, Kishore Kumar and Sahir Ludhianvi are explored. The reviews have a personal touch as the author has thought out of the box to add his opinion to many a contentious issue at hand. In that sense it is not a review but a critical narrative with the book acting only as a template with the discussion many a time spilling beyond the confines of it.
Author : Lawrence E. Cline
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release Date : 2015-08-11
ISBN : 1440833001
Pages : 333 pages
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Download Free The Future of Counterinsurgency: Contemporary Debates in Internal Security Strategy PDF by Lawrence E. Cline Full Book and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2015-08-11 with total page 333 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This thought-provoking work analyzes the major debates surrounding counterinsurgency campaigns and uncovers the internal security problems derailing effective strategies for restoring stability. • Examines the key factors that determine the use of "hard" versus "soft" operations • Features assessments on how to measure counterinsurgency and internal security effectiveness • Describes the major controversies surrounding counterinsurgency strategies and associated operations • Analyzes the elements impacting successful internal security operations
Download Free The Class of 83 PDF by Hussain Zaidi Full Book and published by Penguin Random House India Private Limited. This book was released on 2019-10-28 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: At a time when Mumbai was plagued by underworld gangsters like Dawood Ibrahim, Iqbal Kaskar and Chhota Rajan, the batch of 1983 from the Police Training School (PTC) in Nashik-trained by the legendary Arvind Inamdar-produced a group of prominent encounter specialists who have been credited with bringing back the rule of law in the city. Famed even within this batch, trigger-happy senior police inspector Pradeep Sharma understood that to save the city from the clutches of the underworld, he would need to dilute rival gangs. The Class of 83 delves deep into the most famous (or infamous) encounters conducted by Sharma and his batch mates. Pradeep Sharma was arrested by the same department he had served for two-and-a-half decades. He faced the ignominy of jail, clubbed in the same cell as the criminals he had arrested. However, he fought for his honour, was acquitted and reinstated into service. In The Class of 83, S. Hussain Zaidi presents a one-of-a-kind story of a policeman's triumphs, struggles and redemption.
Author : Barbara Korte
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date : 2019-03-27
ISBN : 0429557841
Pages : 250 pages
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Download Free Heroism as a Global Phenomenon in Contemporary Culture PDF by Barbara Korte Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-03-27 with total page 250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Heroes and heroic discourse have gained new visibility in the twenty-first century. This is noted in recent research on the heroic, but it has been largely ignored that heroism is increasingly a global phenomenon both in terms of production and consumption. This edited collection aims to bridge this research void and brings together case studies by scholars from different parts of the world and diverse fields. They explore how transnational and transcultural processes of translation and adaptation shape notions of the heroic in non-Western and Western cultures alike. The book provides fresh perspectives on heroism studies and offers a new angle for global and postcolonial studies.
Download Free Political Violence in South Asia PDF by Ali Riaz Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-09-24 with total page 210 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Political violence has remained an integral part of South Asian society for decades. The region has witnessed and continued to encounter violence for achieving political objectives from above and from below. Violence is perpetrated by the state, by non-state actors, and used by the citizens as a form of resistance. Ethnic insurgency, religion-inspired extremism, and ideology-driven hostility are examples of violent acts that have emerged as challenges to the states which have responded with violence in the form of civil war and through violations of human rights disregarding international norms. This book explores various dimensions of political violence in South Asia, namely in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. Each chapter either speaks to an important aspect of the political violence or provides an overall picture of the nature and scope of political violence in the respective country. Political violence is understood in the larger sense of political, that is, above and beyond institutions, and also as an integral part of social relationships where social norms and the role of individual agency play seminal roles. The contributions in this book incorporate both institutional and non-institutional dimensions of political violence. Exploring how everyday life in South Asian states and societies is transformed by the engagement with violence through direct and indirect methods, this book adopts an interdisciplinary framework; diverse methods are employed – from ethnographic readings to more macro level analyses. The phenomenon is explored from historical, sociological, and political perspectives. This book will be useful as a supplementary text in courses on South Asian Studies in general and South Asian Politics in particular.
Download Free Indian Muslim(s) after Liberalization PDF by Maidul Islam Full Book and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2018-12-13 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Close to the turn of the century and almost 45 years after Independence, India opened its doors to free-market liberalization. Although meant as the promise to a better economic tomorrow, three decades later, many feel betrayed by the economic changes ushered in by this new financial era. Here is a book that probes whether India’s economic reforms have aided the development of Indian Muslims who have historically been denied the fruits of economic development. Maidul Islam points out that in current political discourse, the ‘Muslim question’ in India is not articulated in terms of demands for equity. Instead, the political leadership camouflages real issues of backwardness, prejudice, and social exclusion with the rhetoric of identity and security. Historically informed, empirically grounded, and with robust analytical rigour, the book tries to explore connections between multiple forms of Muslim marginalization, the socio-economic realities facing the community, and the formation of modern Muslim identity in the country. At a time when post-liberalization economic policies have created economic inequality and joblessness for significant sections of the population including Muslims, the book proposes working towards a radical democratic deepening in India.
Author : Jonathan Charley
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date : 2018-09-03
ISBN : 1317042875
Pages : 420 pages
Rating : 4.7/5 (42 Download)
Download Free The Routledge Companion on Architecture, Literature and The City PDF by Jonathan Charley Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-09-03 with total page 420 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This Companion breaks new ground in our knowledge and understanding of the diverse relationships between literature, architecture, and the city, which together form a field of interdisciplinary research that is one of the most innovative and exciting to have emerged in recent years. Bringing together a wide variety of contributors, not only writers, architectural and literary scholars, and social scientists, but graphic novelists and artists, the book offers contemporary essays on everything from science fiction and the crime novel, to poetry, comics and oral history. It is structured into two sections: History, Narrative and Genre, and Strategy, Language and Form. Including over ninety illustrations, the book is a must read for academics and students.
From Literary Composition to Cinematic Adaptation: A Study of Cinema through Literature from Indian Perspective
Author : Dipak Giri
Publisher : AABS Publishing House, Kolkata, West Bengal, India-712121
Release Date : 2022-03-12
ISBN : 9391146511
Pages : 225 pages
Rating : 4.1/5 (146 Download)
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Download Free Black Friday PDF by S Hussain Zaidi Full Book and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2014-11-15 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: On the afternoon of 12 March 1993, a series of explosions cut a swathe of terror and destruction through Bombay. The toll: 257 killed or missing, 713 injured, and a city in a shambles. In Black Friday, S. Hussain Zaidi takes us into the heart of the conspiracy which spanned several countries and the massive investigation that ensued. A product of four years of meticulous research, the book gives chilling insights into the criminal mind, through interviews with close associates of Dawood Ibrahim and Tiger Memon, among others. The characters we meet are compelling: the terrorists, the corrupt law enforcement agents who abetted the plot, the investigators who would stop at nothing, and, above all, the people of Bombay of whose resilient spirit this book is a celebration. Riveting and incisive, Black Friday reveals the true dimensions of a horrific tragedy which shook the nation.
Download Free When Crime Pays PDF by Milan Vaishnav Full Book and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 2017-01-01 with total page 410 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first thorough study of the co-existence of crime and democratic processes in Indian politics In India, the world's largest democracy, the symbiotic relationship between crime and politics raises complex questions. For instance, how can free and fair democratic processes exist alongside rampant criminality? Why do political parties recruit candidates with reputations for wrongdoing? Why are one-third of state and national legislators elected--and often re-elected--in spite of criminal charges pending against them? In this eye-opening study, political scientist Milan Vaishnav mines a rich array of sources, including fieldwork on political campaigns and interviews with candidates, party workers, and voters, large surveys, and an original database on politicians' backgrounds to offer the first comprehensive study of an issue that has implications for the study of democracy both within and beyond India's borders.
Download Free Slums PDF by Eugenie L. Birch Full Book and published by University of Pennsylvania Press. This book was released on 2016-04-18 with total page 241 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Slums: How Informal Real Estate Markets Work shows that unauthorized settlements in rapidly growing cities are not divorced from market forces; rather, they must be understood as complex environments where state policies and market actors play a role.
Author : Neha Bedi
Publisher : Roli Books Private Limited
Release Date : 2021-09-24
ISBN : 8195256627
Pages : 276 pages
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Download Free The Sardar of Spin: A Celebration of the Life and Art of Bishan Singh Bedi PDF by Neha Bedi Full Book and published by Roli Books Private Limited. This book was released on 2021-09-24 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: VENKAT SUNDARAM was a key member of the Indian cricket team between 1970–80. During his illustrious career, he has worn numerous hats – he has been its manager for the 1998 tour to Sri Lanka; Chairman for BCCI’s Ground and Wickets Committee for two terms; Chairman Ranji Trophy and U-22 selection committee for UPCA. He has also been a selector, coach, umpire, cricket commentator, sports anchor, author, and director/ producer. He is the force behind this special edition celebrating Bishan Singh Bedi’s life and times. SACHIN BAJAJ is a sports administrator and business professional. He has over two decades of experience with sports bodies like Kings XI Punjab, Cricket Club of India, England & Wales Cricket Board. He is also the proprietor of Global Cricket School and Co-founder of Niche Sports. Sachin has published eleven books and co-authored another three.
Download Free Written by Salim-Javed PDF by Diptakirti Chaudhuri Full Book and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2015-10-01 with total page 372 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The dramatic, entertaining story of the dream team that pioneered the Bollywood blockbuster Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar reinvented the Bollywood formula with an extraordinary lineup of superhits, becoming game changers at a time when screenwriting was dismissed as a back-room job. From Zanjeer to Deewaar and Sholay to Shakti, their creative output changed the destinies of several actors and filmmakers and even made a cultural phenomenon of the Angry Young Man. Even after they decided to part ways, success continued to court them-a testament not only to their impeccable talent and professional ethos, but also their enterprising showmanship and business acumen. Fizzing with energy and brimming over with enough trivia to delight a cinephile's heart, Written by Salim-Javed tells the story of a dynamic partnership that transformed Hindi cinema forever.
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