I am currently reading Mumbai, Meri Jaan: Writings on Mumbai — a collection of poems and prose pieces by some of the biggest names in literature (heck it even has a recipe for Bombay Duck, a fish unfortunately that I can’t get in Atlanta). Edited by Jerry Pinto and Naresh Fernandes, it mentions many interesting aspects on either current or past Mumbai life. It is amazing that how many times Bombay has been mentioned in national and international literature (movies are a different story altogether).
I chanced upon this literary map of Manhattan and was amazed to see so many references to the cityscapes that the Big Apple (now called the World’s Second Home) proudly flaunts. I am sure we can make a similar map for Bombay and after seeing so many bloggers deeply interested in books, I bet we can find help right here on the blogosphere. If anyone can code up a similar map thingie for Bombay and then invite contributions from others, I bet it will be an interesting exercise.
Anyone up for the challenge?