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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One can refuse to look at these stories with sensitivity but if we were to look at another aspect of their existence and understand how meager it was, one would realize that they had no other way but to fight it out with life.

However, I must admit that while reading the story, “The Matriarch of Kamathipura” on Gangubai I truly felt that the story was almost like a screenplay. The story of “Papamani” who ran one of the biggest drugs dealing business in Mumbai is also compelling. Read more about the condition New: A new, unread, unused book in perfect condition with no missing or damaged pages. Nevertheless, I feel Zaidi has unnecessarily dragged the book by including the last two chapters which I feel a little out of place with the other mafia queens that got featured in this book.S. Hussain Zaidi has played a pivotal role in nurturing emerging literary talents within the authorship realm.

Though there are numerous books and movies on life of underworld dons, mafia queens who can / are running underworld are unknown to normal people. The title of the book would tell you that the stories are about women who ruled the underworld on several occasions. Before joining his gang to handle his financial affairs and arms supply, she was a renowned beautician.

From Kamathipura to Dongri, from assassins to molls, this is a collection that tells the stories of women who have become legend in Mumbai's streets, lanes and back-alleys. The most fascinating story I read about was Ashraf/Sapna Didi, a women whose single minded focus came close to kill the dreaded underworld Don Dawood. But something happened at Santa Cruz International Airport which changed her life altogether and brought a tragic ending to her life. Starting from Jenabai Daruwali who almost acted as the Godmother for Haji Mastan and Dawood Ibrahim, the book ends on vicious and crafty bar girls.

His unique ability to humanize the characters in his narratives, whether they are criminals or law enforcement officers, sets his work apart. S. Hussain Zaidi embarked on his career as a crime reporter, where he honed his skills in uncovering hidden truths and delving into the intricacies of organized crime in Mumbai. Except one, all the remaining children were residing outside this red light area free from the trade and ugly side of life. Tarannum Khan made millions from her betting on cricket, while Archana Sharma through being a threat to millionaires.Initially, she started selling rice to feed the family, which soon turned into the smuggling of ration.

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