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Making of a City

Opium City: Making of Early Victorian Bombay by Amar Farooqui; Three Essays Collective, Delhi, 2006; SHARIT K BHOWMIK The city of Bombay (now Mumbai) is regarded as the first city of the country. Though at present, the services sector is the main source of employment, till a few decades ago Bombay was known as an industrial city. Most people believed that the textile industry was the mainstay of the city since 1850s. In fact, the census commissioner of the 1931 Census had stated

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