Old Book – The Great Cities/Bombay

Title- Bombay

Author- Dom Moraes

Publisher- Time-Life Books

Year- 1979

Pages- 200

This is a book well written and not surprisingly profusely pictured. That shows the life and times of the maximum city called Bombay, now Mumbai in the 1970s. The cover shows a throng of people celebrating the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi. In 1665 the British took possession of Bombay, over which they exercised a hegemony that lasted till India’s independence in 1947.

There was no looking back for Bombay since then. It grew so rapidly that now it seems to skew out of control. The growth in population, lack of space to expand, and so on. Nevertheless, the city has not lost all its charm. Dom Moraes was the son of Frank Moraes the former editor of Times of India. This old book of The Great Cities/Bombay is actually a good read to get a feel of this great British-era city. Click on the photo for better view.

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From the collection- 1964 M. Suriyamoorthy Charcoal On Paper Lovers (#5)., View of Delhi – Old Photo 1872., Prince of Wales Museum Bombay – Old Postcard 1915., Queen Victoria Jubilee Celebration Bombay – Old Print 1897., Page From Rare 1713 Latin Book on Calicut

The images are of the actual items from my collection. And Not a photocopy, pirated, reproduced, or stock photos or taken from other sources.