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Riveting and incisive, Black Friday reveals the true dimensions of a horrific tragedy which shook the nation. A very good book, no doubt, but for me personally, it's the weakest of Zaidi's books. She was looking forward to going home to Worli and telling her parents about it. The fisherman had contacted his long-time confidant. Tiger travelled with the convoy. Mike Sixsmith.
In this book, the author takes us into the heart of the conspiracy and the investigation that ensued. The book gives insights into the criminal mind as revealed in Zaidi's interviews with some of India's most notorious names like Dawood Ibrahim, and Tiger Memon among others. Get A Copy. Paperback , 1st Edition , pages.
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It is no doubt that S. Hussain Zaidi has done a lot of groundwork in preparation to this book, the only one of it's kind describing the overarching crime of the Bombay Bomb Blasts. However, the writing is seriously mediocre, frequently moving into floral and trying too hard to create artificial emotion territory. It is a testimony to the genius of Anurag Kashyap that he made his taut thriller based on this slush of a material, and one's heart goes out to Zaidi himself, so obviously bereft and la It is no doubt that S.
It is a testimony to the genius of Anurag Kashyap that he made his taut thriller based on this slush of a material, and one's heart goes out to Zaidi himself, so obviously bereft and lacking of any authorial talents, seeing as this is the only book that has gone as deep into the subject matter, and one wanted to like it so much.
The book reads as a cross between a newspaper article and the notes' diary of a court reporter, it's attempts at characterization are a hoot, and the two hundred or so characters it throws at you in a whirlwind vanish in a sputter of a sentence. My initial impression was that perhaps Zaidi has done it deliberately, stayed utilitarian in his writing to cover for any imagined slights against the Dons he's writing about, but his later books stay with his uh..
However, this book still gets an 3 star average rating for the sheer paucity of Indian authors writing about true crime, Meenal Baghel's who is incidentally Zaidi's ex boss Death in Mumbai being a notable exception.
Sep 18, Arvind rated it really liked it Shelves: And like the earlier books 2 things struck me: The trivialising masala tone in which he writes full with Filmy dialogues. Maybe this is writing non-fiction with Bambaiyaa smartness. This book is a comprehensive account of the Bombay Bomb Blasts which rocked the city in early The motives, the methods, the investigation and trial have been covered in quite some detail.
And inevitably there are scores of names - police officers, gangsters, lawyers, politicians which at times can seem overwhelming. But as mentioned above, the book is very readable. Do not hesitate in picking this up! What happened in India was disgusting but name one Muslim-majority country that treats its minorities well or is liberal and secular!
View 1 comment. The most authentic and well researched book on the blasts that shook India. Written by India's ace crime reporter, the book details the planning that went behind the execution and the role Mumbai underworld played in executing it. It also bares the deep nexus between the corrupt policemen, custom officials and the underworld. Great fantastic read. When two giants fight, the expendables are always the common people—like the people butchered in the riots or killed in the blasts, none of whom perhaps shared a fraction of the religious and political zeal of their so-called leaders.
Despite being a true account of the ghastly event, Mr. Zaidi tells it like a story. And a gripping one at that. The book starts at the BSE building on the day of the bombings and then takes us back to introduce many people like Dawood Ibrahim, Tiger Memon When two giants fight, the expendables are always the common people—like the people butchered in the riots or killed in the blasts, none of whom perhaps shared a fraction of the religious and political zeal of their so-called leaders.
The book starts at the BSE building on the day of the bombings and then takes us back to introduce many people like Dawood Ibrahim, Tiger Memon, which leads us to the fatal day and the investigation that follows.
From the events that "encouraged" the perpetrators, to the planning, organization, transportation, execution and the aftermath, Zaidi describes each and every aspect meticulously. I was angered at the death of innocent city dwellers, all because of a bunch of credulous fanatics who thought they were 'fighting for a noble cause'.
It is a good book which does not lose pace and is recommended to everyone. Jul 30, Rajan marked it as to-read. I have liked FB page of Penguin indiA and after yakoob hanging they recommended this book. It is on my to be read shelf.
Sravan Pradjumna. This is the first non-fiction I had ever finished reading. Prior to this I had begun with My experiments with truth - M. Gandhi , but not yet done with it. Added to all these, the recent bomb blasts throughout the country , pumped up curiosity levels to know what makes people kill one another and thus I made up my mind to sail through this book.
Firstly I would like to appreciate the efforts of Mr. Hussain Zaidi for his painstaking and meticulous research to portrait the most striking and sta This is the first non-fiction I had ever finished reading. Hussain Zaidi for his painstaking and meticulous research to portrait the most striking and startling truths about what transitioned a regular Friday into a Black Friday. Throughout the book one can feel the veracity of the facts discussed. Had he not written this one probably it wouldn't have been such an interesting and satisfying read.
While reading the book unknowingly your heart would pound. In one word it is compelling. This book mainly deals about the blasts in Bombay city on March 12,that shook the entire nation. The biggest terrorist attack in Indian history , its aftermaths, and most importantly the conspiracy behind the dreadful act.
This book is an attempt to demystify the mammoth puzzle built by and around the characters of terrorists , corrupt officers who abetted the plan, the police officers who would break encroach the law in due course of investigation, the innocent and illiterate young Muslims who were dragged into this , Bombay people, and also the most powerful media. The blasts were masterminded by most notorious one in the history of India Dawood Ibrahim and Tiger Memon. Even though the former was the initiator, he had been very less involved in this issue.
Most of the cases were filed against the latter. Zaidi clearly depicts how communal riots of Dec 6 in regard of Babri Masjid demolition had influenced the blasts. Also discusses the transition of a school drop out Dawood to the Dawood bhai of Mafia Underworld, transition of an adamant Musthaq into Tiger bhai or Tiger Memon. The corrupt officials who abetted this dreadful plan knowingly or unknowningly.
Zaidi says in the pg 17 As the long and terrible day finally came to a close for he most of Bombayites, for senior officials,there was still work to be done. Zaidi justifies this statement for the rest of the book. Thus begins the story of the mammoth conspiracy.
How police will go to any extremes for unraveling the truth. Ruthlessly arresting a friend of friend of friend of the accused, even women and the children for that matter. How police would make the most of the TADA without even filing the case on the accused and harrasing them till death at times. How, young illiterate or jobless Muslims were attracted to do the act for nothing more than money and not even understanding the intensity of rocking blasts.
How ,one of the accomplice in the blasts later realizes that cleverly Tiger and others had escaped from dresswalas and they were held under TADA Act and turns into approver. Zaidi answers all the above questions with great justice to every character in the book with everyone's perspective.
Sketching the plan, finding the resources both human and material , training for bomb making in Pakistan, setting up the bombs ,confessions of the accused, court sessions, bollywood bonds with underworld dons etc.. One would clearly understand how lack of respect for others beliefs made a Black Friday in Indian history.
Religious fervor , Corruption, illiteracy ,poverty, above all insanity of the Masterminds behind the blasts were the gross root level reasons. I bet one wouldn't resist oneself to finish it off after starting. Absolutely a recommended if one is interested in shady things of past. Religion is not the synonym for killing one another. It only takes to respect one another's belief. What a detailed version of the serial bombings!!
I was a kid during the occurrence of those and had a very little knowledge, but this book has given an insight to the happenings. The author's narration was very shrewd and detail oriented. Page after page, every chapter was presented in a very structured way and so clear that one may not get confused due to lot of characters. The pace with which the book goes on is commendable.
The best part of the book was the chapter which showcases the horror What a detailed version of the serial bombings!! The best part of the book was the chapter which showcases the horror faced by the survivors and it definitely will touch you. Jan 11, Shradhanjali Lama rated it it was amazing Shelves: I cant really make up mu mind what was better the movie or the book.
I guess both have ingenious qualities because the story itself is non-fiction and incredulous. It's just mind boggling to learn about people who will do anything in the name of revenge and religion. Use all the teachings of religion for the wrong reasons.
Rope in the naive just so that your end is served. Its a wonderful book but it just breaks my heart to say that its wonderful because I understand the pain and loss that peopl I cant really make up mu mind what was better the movie or the book. Its a wonderful book but it just breaks my heart to say that its wonderful because I understand the pain and loss that people went thru to give birth to such a story.
Apr 18, Snehabanja rated it it was amazing. At the risk of sounding stupid I was born in so I don really belong to the generation that was perturbed by the 93 blasts But this book changed that I felt lik i was living through those blasts What's perplexes you is whose side to be on The book is written from everyone's point of view it's difficult for u to decide how it is that the world c At the risk of sounding stupid The book is written from everyone's point of view it's difficult for u to decide how it is that the world can be a better place when everyone is so bent avenging Feb 17, Kanwarpal Singh rated it really liked it.
This one show how the planning and plotting of underworld and hoe they survive and this also tell us who upper level people plays with the society , rules and regulations and domination of underworld through them Jul 30, Akshay rated it it was amazing. The afternoon of 12 March, is the day when time stood still in Bombay.
The city of Bombay had been rocked by a series of explosions which cut through the heart of Bombay, spreading terror and destruction over a period of two hours. These blasts occurred in some of the most densely populated areas of the city. The fatalities included ordinary people like samosa and sandwich vendors, struggling to earn their daily living in densely populated areas outside the Stock Exchange and nearby offices.
Hussain Zaidi puts forward the chilling toll: I wanted to understand the reason behind his hanging before I could pass a judgment on him. Written by S. Dawood Ibrahim and Tiger Memon. This has been brought out through detailed interviews with some of the closest aides of the aforementioned masterminds.
It reveals the true dimensions of the macabre and sinister plan which spanned several countries and had been months in the making. The most unconventional aspect of the book is certainly the lack of a central protagonist.
This makes the writer alternate between several points of views including those police officers from Mumbai Police, the accused gangsters and their pawns.
Given that it is always a challenge to develop all their viewpoints, Hussain Zaidi succeeds quite well, doing justice to them, skillfully narrating their stories in a moderately paced episodic structure. Despite its strong tone, the author's voice in 'Black Friday' is subtle and takes the form of an undertone. This, in my opinion, works firmly as an advantage for the reader as they are fed with numerous interpretations and facts which unfold as the book progress, the final judgment is left to the intelligence of the readers to pass.
Oct 31, Dhiraj Bharude rated it really liked it. On 9 March a small-time thug, Gul Mohammed, is detained at the Nav Pada police station and confesses to a conspiracy underway to bomb major locations around the city. The police dismiss his confession and, three days later, Bombay is torn apart by a series of explosions leaving dead and close to 1, injured.
Investigators discover that the bombs were made of RDX, smuggled into the city with the aid of customs officials and the border police. In turn, the book traces the motive for the On 9 March a small-time thug, Gul Mohammed, is detained at the Nav Pada police station and confesses to a conspiracy underway to bomb major locations around the city.
In turn, the book traces the motive for the blasts to the Bombay riots, the bloody warring between the Hindu and Muslim communities from December to January , which left over people dead. The Bombay riots were an unprecedented outburst of violence and abuse, resulting in enormous emotional trauma and property loss. Tiger Memon is an underworld don whose office is burnt to cinders during the riots.
The suffering of the Muslim minorities in the riots incites a meeting of underworld leaders in Dubai, who then take it on themselves to seek retribution. Tiger Bhai one of the chief inflamed suggests an attack on Bombay as the strongest message of retaliation, thus leading to Black Friday 12 March Asgar Muqadam, Tiger Memon's secretary is arrested on 14 March He is beaten till he provides whatever information he has about the bomb blasts and that initiates a full police inquiry.
Deputy Commissioner of Police, Rakesh Maria is put in charge of the case. The next piece in the puzzle is the arrest of Badshah Khan, one of the henchmen who had left Bombay and gone into hiding, who was found by the police on 10 May After the blast, the accomplices in the crime are forced to lead a life of anonymity and secrecy as it becomes evident that Mumbai police have started picking up the suspects one by one.
To make matters worse, their passports seem to have been destroyed at the behest of Tiger Memon. In spite of assurances to the contrary, the high command blatantly refuses any help to them once the bombings have materialised. Tired of being let down by his own people and without a place to hide, Badshah Khan realises that there is no justification for his acts and decides to become a police witness.
On 4 November , the police file a charge sheet against accused. Then on 5 August , Tiger's brother, Yaqub Memon, willingly turns himself in to the authorities.
Jul 20, Zcorpi rated it liked it. Just finished reading the book and to spice it up also saw the movie. While always the books have the upper edge over the movies , in my personal view the movie was better than the book. The flow of the book could have been much better.
Whilst I do not know much abt the facts and figures mentioned in the book , there were two slips in my view. At one reference point about Aircraft bombing , Pan Am Airlines Lockerbie incident is given as an example, the year and airlines are all correct b Just finished reading the book and to spice it up also saw the movie.
On the positive side the book showcases how valiant and aggresive the Mumbai poilce were in nabbing the terrorists in a short span of time. The book is nail biting and its really hard to imagine the horrors the common people went through. Jan 27, Sophia rated it really liked it. As a huge fan of "Mafia Queens of Mumbai" and "Dongri To Dubai," this book makes it evident that Zaidi's writing skills became more polished with time.
However, "Black Friday" reads more like a long newspaper article at times, rather than a novel.
This does not make for "light" reading. In fact, for a more "broken down," easy to follow version of "Black Friday," I'd recommend watching the Anurag Kashyap film - which was, in fact, based on this book.
He's done a great job bringing these words to film and he has kept true to this book. However, this is not me saying this book isn't amazing - it is.
It's so interesting to read about the people, the families and even the celebrities connected to the Bombay blasts. There's even a good 15 pages dedicated to Sanjay Dutt's case and how Dutt got caught up in his own mess.
A very good book, no doubt, but for me personally, it's the weakest of Zaidi's books. Simply put, it doesn't read as a novel, but rather a newspaper. Aug 15, Yash Deshpande rated it it was amazing. The novel, by S. Hussain Zaidi, is a work of four years of extensive research about the Bombay bomb blasts which were a devastating consequence of various communal and terrorist actions. The novel describes the planning and execution in great details. The way ammunition was smuggled into the country, the training of terrorists in Pakistan and the final execution of the horrendous act reveal huge flaws in our social fabric and political machine.
The efforts taken by Mumbai police in maintaining p The novel, by S. The efforts taken by Mumbai police in maintaining peace and order, as well as making rapid progress in investigation and arrests is commendable.
The novel is a testament to the true grit of people of Mumbai and the vigilant police force. May 09, Nikunj rated it really liked it. Another classic by the famed journalist Hussain Zaidi. He has time and again proved that he is the undisputed leader in crime reporting and writing in India and probably in the world as well.
May 17, Ajay Ramaseshan rated it it was amazing Shelves: A riveting book that takes you through the heart of the conspiracy , the first terrorist attack on Mumbai, or Bombay as it was known at that time. Hard to put down. Advanced Search Find a Library. Your list has reached the maximum number of items. Please create a new list with a new name; move some items to a new or existing list; or delete some items.
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