Suketu "Maximum City" Mehta on the Mumbai attacks

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10 Responses to “Suketu "Maximum City" Mehta on the Mumbai attacks”

  1. dimmer says:

    I guess by “another point of view” you’re not suggesting that exiledonline’s and Mehta’s opinions and interpretations have anything to do with each other?

    It was just a quick turn of phrase I decided to use to introduce the piece, and of course to make clear that this isn’t my personal point of view.

  2. Adam Stanhope says:

    Vijay Salaskar, the “encounter specialist” policeman that was such an important part of Mehta’s Maximum City was killed in the attacks, apparently at the Metro Cinema.

  3. cinemajay says:

    I would be REAL careful about pushing Maximum City. It’s nearly sensationalism. I wouldn’t say it provides a well-rounded view of India. A book like this could easily be written about any nation–including this one.

  4. velocity girl says:

    Imagine if that had been the US response to 9/11…

    Fingers crossed that love prevails in India and the US keeps their hate/war-mongering hands to themselves.

  5. MB says:

    Velocity Girl, as Mehta points out in his essay, the US hardly has a patent on hate mongering.

    ~

    I really like Mehta’s final exhortation – run towards the explosion.

  6. elNico says:

    Ironically this whole incident has made me more keen than ever to travel to Mumbai – it really sounds like an amazing place.

    That “war nerd” blog is a good read, too, Dimmer.

    I guess by “another point of view” you’re not suggesting that exiledonline’s and Mehta’s opinions and interpretations have anything to do with each other?

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