BOOK DISCUSSION


ZOOM meeting: Zoom ID will be posted on WhatsApp and emailed one day prior to the meeting.


Guests Welcome


Mazagon is a part of Bombay that one does not associate with high incomes. Yet this part of the city, once inhabited by Kolis, Bhandaris and Agris fetched the highest revenue for the Portuguese among all the seven islands of Bombay. The island had its own fort, dock, churches, gunpowder factory and even a Hanging Garden long before the one in Malabar Hill was built.


“My Own Mazagon” by Captain Ramesh Babu 


narrates stories that rediscover the lost glory of Mazagaon and resurrect its identity.


Captain Babu is an engineer, history buff and story teller, who served in the Indian Navy for 25 years and then worked at Mazagon Dock for 15 years. 


He conducted heritage walks in Bombay and Calicut to raise funds for needy children. Retired, he now lives in his native village in Kerala.


February: Cane Cutter’s Song by Raphael Confiant, translated by Vidya Venkatesh


Prerna Kewalramani                                   Vidya Srinivas