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 Rajan, 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, from the rise of the Pathans, formation of the Dawood gang, the first ever supari, mafias 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.
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Brilliant absolutely fantastic an absolutely incredible bok has a world of information about the underworld in mumbai well presented beautifully piece together and overall a very very good book
"The untold story of the world no 2 most wanted man"
This is a amazing story of the underworld in India and how it shaped so many things from the film industry to the terrorism. Written by a journalist, the book is a bit unstructured as things get repeated but it gave me a clear view on the life of the worlds no 2 wanted man. Amazing research. Terrific insights into the Indian mafia.
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