By Hussain Zaidi;Jane Borges;Vishal Bharadwaj
Smuggling, gun-running, medicinal drugs, terrorism for lots of many years, Mumbai has lived below the shadow of the Underworld. Dawood Ibrahim, Karim Lala, Varadara- jan Mudaliar: those are names that any Indian may realize. Analysed in print, immortalised on movie, their lives, their gangs, More...their 'businesses' are in the market for somebody who wishes the knowledge. yet there were ladies, too, who've been a part of this murky part of town, strolling together with, occasionally top and manipulating males within the Underworld to run their very own unlawful companies. right here, for the 1st time, crime newshounds S. Hussain Zaidi and Jane Borges discover the lives of a few of those ladies, and the way, in chilly blood, they have been in a position to make their method up in what was once definitely a man's international. From Kamathipura to Dongri, from assassins to molls, this can be a assortment that tells the tales of ladies who've develop into legend in Mumbai's streets, lanes and back-alleys. Absorbingly informed, impeccably researched, Mafia Queens of Mumbai finds an aspect of Mumbai's Underworld that hasn't ever been visible ahead of.
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Hmm ... ’ ‘Imagine, if you all unite to become one force, even the government will stand no chance against you. ’ The odds of calling a truce were still close to zero but Mastan realised that this was probably his only option. ‘I can request Karim bhai to convince the Pathans. But what about Ibrahim bhai’s sons? They will never agree to this. ’ Dawood Ibrahim, a young man in his twenties at this time, was just another wannabe gangster, trying to make it big in the underworld. A resident of Mussafir Khana near Dongri junction, Dawood indulged in petty extortion, along with his brother Sabir, He was trying hard to get the attention of the mafia bigwigs; often, in order to evade the police, he was forced to go into hiding.
The Chiliyas—Gujarati Muslims from Banaskantha district—were a very strong force. Usually in the hotel or real estate business, they were fiercely committed to protecting themselves and what they perceived as theirs. Jenabai smiled. She looked around the drawing room and then lifted her fragile body from the sofa and walked towards the side table where pens and paper lay. Picking up a red ball pen and a sheet of paper, she came back, sat beside him and asked him if he would help her solve a riddle.
Just don’t be harsh with him. He is a nice boy and you can trust me. ’ Saying this, Jenabai walked out of the room. Feeling confident that she had sorted out half of Dawood’s problem—his fear of what his father would do to him—Jenabai turned her mind to the other half. The men who could put Dawood behind bars. His track record and unpopularity with the police department was a known fact and Jenabai knew that if she had to turn things in her favour, she would have to go directly to someone with power.