Mafia Queens of Mumbai!

The book that we announce today has a foreword by the famous Bollywood director, Vishal Bharadwaj. The writing is so visual that it makes you feel as if you are watching a movie, says the director. The author is a very reputed crime journalist of Mumbai. The Adda has become the underworld Adda today with Hussain Zaidi and Jane Borges’, Mafia Queens of Mumbai – stories of women from the ganglands! Intriguing stories of 13 women of the mafia world, like Tarannum Khan, bar girl famous for international cricket betting; Asha Gawli, wife of don Arun Gawli, who shielded her husband by entering politics; Mahalaxmi Papamani, involved in drug smuggling; Gangubai from Kamathipura; Ashraf aka Sapna, who wanted to kill Dawood, and many other Mumbai Mafia Queens’ lives are captured in this book. Interested?

We are giving away 10 copies of Mafia Queens of Mumbai. Read below the excerpt:

Smuggling, gun-running, drugs, terrorism — for many decades, Mumbai has lived under the shadow of the Underworld. Dawood Ibrahim, Karim Lala, Varadara- jan Medullar: these are names that any Indian would recognize. Analyzed in print, immortalized on film, their lives, their gangs, their ‘businesses’ are out there for anyone who wants the information. But there have been women, too, who have been part of this murky side of the city, walking along side, sometimes leading and manipulating men in the Underworld to run their own illegal businesses. Tells the stories of women who have become legend in Mumbai streets, lanes and back-alleys. Absorbingly told, impeccably researched, Mafia Queens of Mumbai reveals a side of Mumbai Underworld that has never been seen before.

Know the Author:

S.Hussain Zaidi: S. Hussain Zaidi is considered one of the leading crime journalists in the country. He is the author of the bestselling Black Friday: The True Story of the Bombay Bomb Blasts and is currently resident editor of the Asian Age, Mumbai.

Jane Borges: Jane Borges is a journalist with the Asian Age, Mumbai.

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