This is the Marathi translation of BYCULLA TO BANGKOK by S Hussain Zaidi. This is a meticulously researched tale of the Mumbais underworld, thrillingly told . (Byculla To Bangkok) (Marathi Edition) [(HUSSAIN ZAIDI)] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Chota Rajan Arun Gawli Ashwin Naik What is. Visit: View Book Details.

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The major characters of this book are the Daddy of Dagdi Chawl, Arun Gawli, who started off in this world of crime from Byculla and Ashwin Naik who perhaps the most and the only well educated don, underworld has ever seen. I am giving it four stars because this can stand on its own footing as a great book to read.

But I like how Zaidi put his hardwork to find as much as details. The amount of research that has gone into this book shows, when small and delightful details are added in between. No doubt well researched, have all the juices to keep the reader glued.

Byculla to Bangkok by S. Hussain Zaidi

bangko Retrieved 27 March May 23, Prity Malhotra rated it did not like it. The writing is pacy and there are numerous instances where you can’t leave the book.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Archived from the original on 28 March Zaidi is a powerful story teller.

PaperbackFirst Editionpages. Despite these few problems bagnkok I had with the book, It was a good read nonetheless, well researched and quite informative just….


Byculla to Bangkok (Marathi)

But oh well, I will banykok it. From Byculla to Bangkok”. Chota Rajan, the self-proclaimed patriotic don and a friend turned foe to Dawood is also the prime character of the book, who first got noticed by bashing a policeman openly in public.

There is no single central character in this book and that may not appeal to some. Open Preview See a Problem? Writing style of bzngkok. Secondly, though it was also tainted with bias and sensationalism, Mr. Books about Mumbai books non-fiction books Indian non-fiction books Non-fiction books about organized crime Crime in Maharashtra 21st-century Indian books.

Zaidi’s interview with Arun Bqngkok in Harsool jail is quite interesting to read. Zaidi, Dongri to Dubai and Mafia queens of Mumbai being the first two. The books goes to to highlight the manner in which especially Rajan, Gawli and Amar Naik, stepped in the underworld and went on to play an important part in defining the mafia age. Dec 12, Madhav rated it really liked it. The books covers tk detail in a meticulous manner and the narration makes it more convincing and an experience to remember and etched in minds forever.

If you have read Dongri to Dubai then what are you doing here just grab your copy and enjoy reading it. Bhaykhaa places it starts and ends abruptly and sometimes it becomes I am giving it four stars because this can stand on its own footing as a great book to read. The chapters or stories in BTB seems incomplete rushed, where bhaykhwla stories or incidences in DTD seemed complete and linked to each other.


It is wonderful commentary on that period too. The Mumbai Underworld, Mumbai Mafia…. See all 3 questions about Byculla to Bangkok…. Must read for every gangster genre reader.

Byculla to Bangkok

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The books covers every detail in a meticulo From the dingy and dark lanes of Byculla to the upmarket streets of Bangkok and Dubai it’s about gangsters and mafia raj which ruled Mumbai and it’s roads in 80’s and 90’s.

Importance has been given to the role of Shiv Sena and BJP, but Cong has been totally leftout with respect to its role in enabling the mafia. The book focuses on how lives of gangsters other than Dawood Ibrahim panned out and it is riveting.


Bads about this I read this book because I had to. Organized crime in any part of the world, makes up for a fascinating study, insensitive, is it? There are no discussion topics on this book yet. If he was not killed in an encounter he may have very well been a serious challenger to Dawood in Mumbai and in Asia.

Byculla to Bangkok by S. Zaidi introduces around a million characters which are clearly divided into 2 sides: Arun Gavli, Naik brothers and Chhota Rajan.

Jul 26, Geet Mahajan rated it really liked it.