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Dongri to Dubai: Six Decades of the Mumbai Mafia By Hussain Zaidi

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Describing the roots of the Mumbai Mafia and its genesis into what it has become today, the book revolves around the life of Dawood Ibrahim. Some of the other gangsters that share the spotlight with Dawood in the book are Chhota Rajan, Karim Lala, Abu Salem, Haji Mastan and Varadarajan Mudaliar. The stories of each of these hooligans have been detailed along with the list of their illegal actions.

Talking about the Mumbai mafia’s history through the last six decades, the book takes a deep plunge into the life of the most famous goon in the nation, Dawood. His story from his days in Dongri, Mumbai to his rise to becoming the international terrorist that is known as today has been described. Dawood’s craving for power, his unaltered focus and his astute mind and tactics have been discussed along with the descriptions of his first robbery, his youth and his love affairs.

Political connections and international links have been scrutinized in this book along with some unknown facts, unreported crimes, events and stories that have not been covered before. The book was also adapted into a Bollywood movie and is available in paperback.

About the author:

A well-known Indian author and crime reporter, S. Hussain Zaidi has worked for esteemed newspapers across India, including Mumbai Mirror, Mid-Day, Asian Age and Indian Express. Apart from this book, he has also authored ‘Headley and I’ and ‘Black Friday: The True Story of the Bombay Bomb Blasts’ among others.


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