Bombay in the Age of Disco
By the early nineties, India’s economy had taken its first faltering steps towards liberalization and globalization’s reach had found and touched significant swathes of its society. The decades-long post-independence era of Nehru and Gandhi was finally and firmly over, and Bombay had become Mumbai. Bombay in the Age of Disco is a personal and historically-powerful memoir which weaves together the experiences and aspirations of a young girl and a city on the cusp of this transformation. Tinaz Pavri captures Bombay’s pre-global guise as the city moves inexorably towards the dizzying sea-change that comes after she leaves its shores.
About the author: Tinaz Pavri was born in Mumbai, India and came to the U.S. to pursue her graduate studies. She is a professor of Political Science at Spelman College, where she also directs the Asian Studies Program. Her areas of expertise include global security, conflict resolution and international political economy. She lives in Atlanta with her family.