"Maximum City is about the financial and glamour capital of India, the city of Mumbai. The book weaves a tale of chaos, sorrow, joy and fame in a compelling and in-depth manner and is written by a native of the beloved city. The author explores almost every nook and corner of the city, from its crowded slums to the high-profile film city - the land of the magical Bollywood.
The book lays down the essence of Mumbai city within its pages. It captures the violence and chaos of the underworld and the hatred and fundamentalism of rival religious gangs that leads to the blatant loss of innocent lives. Even the political leaders of the city are mentioned in this book.
In Maximum City, the author has tried to portray Mumbai as it is - a city that accepts anyone that enters into its heart. As if with a life force and power of its own, the city dishes out fame and success to a chosen few, leaving others with destroyed dreams. The book goes on to tell you how the city stands watch, as power is snatched from one power-hungry party to another and gives courage to its innocent dwellers while unimaginable destruction is brought about by men. The book was published in 2006 by Penguin India and is available in paperback.
• The book is a must-read for all residents of Mumbai.
• It is an engaging book that tears the mask of tourism off the face of the city."