Mumbai!The city by the sea. The city with a breathtaking skyline. The city that never sleeps...
And bringing this incredible city to life is H for Heritage: Mumbaiby Fiona Fernandez. Part guide and part trivia trove, this book is an alphabetical exploration from A to Z that criss-crosses the city and its suburbs. Aided by Sumedha Sah's illustrations, this storytelling adventure reveals the multi-layered history of Mumbai through remarkable stories and anecdotes, forgotten footnotes, inspiring visionaries, quirky episodes and humorous asides.
Get ready to discover, explore and be charmed by this great city...
From the Publisher
H For Heritage: Mumbai
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31 March 2023
Fiona Fernandez is a historian at heart with a time-traveller's soul. As Associate Editor at Mid-day and through her outspoken protagonists Sir PM and Lady Flora, in her weekly column Bombaynama, Fiona highlights Mumbai's multi-layered urban histories, the conservation of its UNESCO World Heritage Sites and its citizen champions. H for Heritage: Mumbai is her third book, the result of years of wandering through the city's known and forgotten precincts. Fiona has also written Bombay Meri Jaan and Ten Heritage Walks of Mumbai. She was co-researcher for The Mumbai Factfile and has contributed to Urban Voice 3 and The Book of Dog
About the Illustrator
Born in Nainital, Sumedha Sah is an architect with a specialization in sustainable architecture, and a self-taught illustrator. She has a keen interest in the ever-evolving man–nature relationship. Her art and illustrations have appeared in several publications in India and abroad. As an architect, she co-designed the Railway Museum in Mysore, which opened to the public in March 2022. She loves to take leisurely nature walks, cook hearty meals, travel to lesser-known destinations, write long letters and draw in her sketchbooks. She especially enjoys creating books for children. She lives and works out of her studio in Bangalore. This is her tenth book.