Author: Eminent Contributors
Editor(s): Sujata Patel / Alice Thorner
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0195640853
This book focuses on Bombay's cultural life, the essence of which is constituted by its openness to ideas from all directions. The essays in this volume deal with such varied aspects as Indian-English writers of and around Bombay, imperial and cosmopolitan architecture, and the creation of an all-India film industry.
Bombay, home of the nine muses. Centre of experimentation and innovation in every sphere of culture. Market for cultural products…This book focuses on Bombay’s cultural life, the essence of which is constituted by its openness to ideas from all directions, its prime function as a place of exchange. Containing several poems, photographs, paintings, and film stills concerning Bombay, this volume is indispensable reading for all those interested in the city.
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A poignant and moving statement on what constitutes the reality that is Bombay today.
Has ample ammunition for those who profess faith in the multicultural character of Bombay. Compulsory reading for citizens who want to know more about their city.
-Free Press Journal
Preface to the Paperback Edition
Bombay: Diversity and Exchange
British Bombay and Marathi Mumbai: Some Nineteenth Century Perceptions
Migration and Urban Identity: Bombay’s Famine Refugees in the Nineteenth Century
NEW LANGUAGES - NEW LITERATURES
The Seed Period of Bombay’s Intellectual Life: 1822-1857
Bombay as the Intellectual Capital of the Gujaratis
Gujarati Cultural Revivalism
Polyphonous Voices in the City: Bombay’s Indian-English Fiction
Bombay in Dalit Literature
Poetry and the City
An Architectural Hybrid
From Jamshetjee Jeejeebhoy to the Progressive Painters
Rich Theatre, Poor Theatre
Films from the City of Dreams
Contributors to this Volume
Other Participants in the Workshop
Plates between pages 178-179