However, the desire to dress the colonial space in Gothic garb is evident elsewhere too. From there, they eyed the natural advantages of Bombay as a naval base. Pick up recent novels on the city, read nonfiction writings, turn the pages in newspaper and magazine files, talk to people, and you will be confronted with a story that purports to tell us what the city was as Bombay and what it has become as Mumbai.
The exotic in their writings, however, refers to the novelty of the everyday sights and sounds of Bombay's urban life. Madgavkar wrote enthusiastically about the neighborhood of Dongri and Bhendi Bazaar, where Muslim merchants of the Kutchi, Memon, Khoja, and Bohra communities predominated.
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How were its enchantments produced? An integral aspect of colonial urbanism, the packed chawls and their "village life" equally nurtured and sustained the spell of Bombay's industrial modernity. He wrote as an urbanite, deeply conscious of his city as a distinct form of social existence.