In Black Friday, S. Hussain Zaidi takes us into the heart of the conspiracy and the massive investigation that ensued. The product of four years of meticulous. Black Friday by S Hussain Zaidi is a ghastly account of the one of the biggest terrorist attack on Bombay in The book chronicles the devastation caused to. S. Hussain Zaidi is an Indian author and former investigative journalist. His works include Dongri to Dubai: Six Decades of the Mumbai Mafia, Mafia Queens of Mumbai, Black Friday, My Name is Abu Salem, Black friday and Mumbai Avengers.

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Makhija described him the research material and Kashyap continued to write them, which resulted in the script to be completed in 36 hours.

Archived from the original on 23 June 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. 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 Januarywhich left over people dead.

The motives, the methods, the investigation and trial have been covered in quite some detail. 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.

How to write a great review. 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.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. March 12, – a series of 13 explosions shook Mumbai, resulting in fatalities and over injured. Hussain Zaidi, a journalist specializing in crime reporting is the writer of this book, aptly named after the name of this day, Black Friday.


Really great book to read. But this book hussaim that I felt lik i was living through those blasts You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. 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.

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Although the execution of the blasts went through successfully the ineptitude of Tiger Memom and others involved shows up in how easy it was for the police to get to him very quickly. An Indian Spy in Pakistan. Had he not written this one probably it wouldn’t have been such an interesting and satisfying read. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. So I guess, it is a good read for all zajdi The detailed descriptions of the events and the important characters is something that keeps you tuck to the book and makes you search the internet to know more about their lives.

Retrieved from ” https: I agree to the terms of the privacy policy. Terrorisation of foreign workers. This book mainly deals about the blasts in Bombay city on March 12,that shook the entire nation.

The author’s sketchy writing about Dawood’s role in the whole episode does rob the story of critical truths. Prepare to discover the most ancient and secret book, which will reveal the true purpose of your existence both on Earth and in the Universe. I cant really make up mu mind what was better the movie or the book.

Black Friday: The True Story Of The Bombay Bomb Blasts

There was no point of taking revenge. You Can’t Kill My Love: 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. A very good book, no doubt, but for me personally, it’s the weakest of Zaidi’s books.

Deputy Commissioner of Police, Rakesh Maria is put in charge hussai the case. Later there was a third partner: The True Story of Bombay Bomb Blasts which came out inis a piecemeal account of this well coordinated and planned terrorist attack on Mumbai.


Retrieved 18 April It took a lot of effort from the people of Mumbai and from the law enforcement agencies to tide over these moments of horror and get life back on track.

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Gives very detailed account of that unfortunate Bombay blasts.

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The Age of Kali. 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. After hussqin 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. How police would make the most of the TADA without even filing the case on the accused and harrasing them till death at times.

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. 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.

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. Retrieved 5 February Archived from the original on 3 November It’s so interesting to read about the people, the families and even the celebrities connected to blac Bombay blasts.

It explores the involvement of various infamous and dreaded persons in the Blasts including the one-of-the-most-dangerous-underworld-don Dawood Ibrahim and his D-Company. It sent shivers down my spice imagining the horrors of the blasts. On 4 Novemberthe police file a charge sheet against accused.