Author: Gillian Tindal
Year: 1992 (8)
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0140095004
Marvelously readable, Miss Tandel has done Bombay Proud in this acclaimed biography.
For over three hundred years the chaotic grandeur of Bombay has acted as a magnet to people from every corner of the globe. A Mecca for fortune seekers, an unlikely architectural jewel, and once the second biggest city in the British Empire, this vibrant metropolis - ' city of gold' - and those who created it as brought to life in Gillian Tindall's acclaimed biography.
Battered, dirty, over-crowded and choked with exhaust fumes it may be, but it is also a city of dreams, says the author in her new Introduction.
Her feeling for the past is not tinged with curry or sentimentality . . her perceptions, visual and historical are acute . . a good and unusual choice as Bombay's biographer. - - Observer
Insatiably curious, novelist and historian, Gillian Tindall does not rest until she gets to the origins of whatever interests her. Here she has focused on architecture and on the British roots of the metropolis. She has accomplished the job admirably. - - New Statesman