Book Name in Malayalam : Dongri to DubaiMy far the best book on the Mumbai Mafia.
If it wasn't for this book there would be no Shootout at Wadala.
Hussain Zaidi is a master storyteller.
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 Rajanm 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, form 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.
S. Hussain Zaidi is a Mumbai based journalist, a veteran of investigative, crime, and terror reporting in Mumbai media. He has worked for the Asian Age, Mumbai Mirror, Mid-Day, and the Indian Express. His previous books include bestsellers like Black Friday and Mafia Queens of Mumbai. Zaidi is also associate producer for the HBO movie, Terror in Mumbai, based on the 26/11 terror strikes. He lives with his family in Mumbai.Publisher Rider Books
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