Mafia Queens of Mumbai: Women Who Ruled the Ganglands

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Mafia Queens of Mumbai: Women Who Ruled the Ganglands

Mafia Queens of Mumbai: Women Who Ruled the Ganglands

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She was also one of the first to throw light into the life of sex workers, their hardships, their contribution to society, and argued for why they should be treated with equality.

Though there are numerous books and movies on life of underworld dons, mafia queens who can / are running underworld are unknown to normal people. Please don't read this, I made it to the third story and realised it was a disservice to these women and my braincells if I kept reading. She dares to take on Dawood Ibrahim, who had already moved out of India and has been out of reach of the law since then. The story of Gangubhai who appears to be elevated to the status of a deity in the red light areas of Mumbai is equally powerfully narrated. But, there were women who ruled the roost there too, women who remained in the background and pulled the strings, women who acted as mentors and advisers to the famous dons, women who were wives of the dons and then took over when their husbands were killed, women who assumed leadership to try and bring down rival leaders who had harmed their family.Born on February 28, 1962, in Mumbai, India, Zaidi has left an indelible mark on the literary and cinematic landscapes of India, particularly in the realm of crime and the Mumbai underworld. S. Hussain Zaidi has played a pivotal role in nurturing emerging literary talents within the authorship realm. J. Srinivasan of The Hindu Business Line noted that it was "really fascinating to read how these women slip into different roles so effortlessly and efficiently.

Notably, individuals such as Bilal Siddique, Neeraj Kumar (Commissioner of Delhi Police), Kashif Mashaikh, and many more have found their path to success as authors under his guidance. i picked it at 0040 AM today, thinking it'll lull me to sleep - and instead i sat up till 330 and finished this at 1 shot! 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. There are a few girlfriends and mistresses of the gangsters; Shamim Mirza Beg aka Mrs Paul, inamorata of Arif Beg, a close aid of Chhota Shakeel; Rubina Siraj Sayyed, mistress of Chhota Shakeel; Tarannum Khan, a bar dancer who made huge money in cricket betting; Archana Balmukund Sharma aka Manisha aka Lady Don with Killer Looks, her face resembled of Manisha Koirala, the Nepali beauty, she used several men even notorious gangsters for money.She was allegedly involved in several kidnappings of builders and extortion cases in various cities.

The dates of convictions rudely ripped away this serenity, this is no catalogue of a past century but an up-to-date recording of facts. Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali announced a film titled Gangubai Kathiawadi which is based on the chapter of Gangubai Kothewali from the book.She was respected mostly for the reason that she also protected those involved in prostitution, and fought for decriminalization of prostitution. Go ahead, pick this up to get your quota of these hardened women who chose to have their way in a world that is not yet ready to accept them. These women have proved that their gender never stopped them from achieving what they wanted to achieve. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket (if applicable) is included for hard covers.

A great audio book is when you forget its being narrated and definitely forget everything about the narrator. The story of “Papamani” who ran one of the biggest drugs dealing business in Mumbai is also compelling. Her debut novel, Bombay Balchão (2019), was shortlisted for the Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puruskar and Atta Galatta Bangalore Literature Festival Book Prize.

But the real heroes are Zaidi and Borges, who ventured undaunted into the dark corners of the city to illuminate them.



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