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World Heritage Day 2024: This reading list will help you explore Mumbai's history

Updated on: 18 April,2024 09:25 AM IST  |  Mumbai
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On World Heritage Day, we’ve curated an essential reading list that salutes the rich, multiple histories of Mumbai

World Heritage Day 2024: This reading list will help you explore Mumbai's history

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>> Zero Point Bombay: In and around Horniman Circle/ Edited by Kamala Ganesh, Usha Thakkar and Gita Chadha: This curation of writings by academics, historians and key voices deep-dives into the emergence of the Horniman Circle and key landmarks of its neighbourhood.

>> City of Gold/Gillian Tindall: Pick up this chronicle for an outsider’s view of why the island city was dubbed ‘City of Gold’.

>> Bombay: Places, Names and Street Names/ Samuel T Sheppard: A fascinating ready reckoner to discover the origins of names and places

>> Mumbai: Theatre of Conflict, City of Hope/ Mariam Dossal: A well-researched documentation on how the original city took shape, form and identity.

>> Shivaji Park: Dadar 28: History, Places, People/ Shanta Gokhale: A look into this middle-class neighbourhood by one of its most celebrated cultural 
voices of the area.

>> A City Icon/ Rahul Mehrotra and Sharada Dwivedi: The story of Victoria Terminus (today’s CSMT) is in many ways the story of how a city came to be. Read it for invaluable insights about the early days of Bombay.

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