S. Hussain Zaidi
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 and Mumbai Avengers. S. Hussain Zaidi is India’s most prolific crime writer. He publishes under the Blue Salt imprint. The Mumbai mafia has been his focus in his books such as Dongri to Dubai: Six Decades of the Mumbai Mafia, Mafia Queens of Mumbai, My Name is Abu Salem and Byculla to Bangkok. Zaidi began his career in journalism while working for the newspaper The Asian Age, where he became the resident editor. Zaidi later worked for several other periodicals, including The Indian Express, Mid-Day and Mumbai Mirror. His in-depth research on the Mumbai mafia has been used by international authors, including Misha Glenny in McMafia and Vikram Chandra in his book Sacred Games.
March 24, 2022 ● 5.50 pm
Dongri Dons to Mafia Queens - S. Hussain Zaidi discusses his work and fascination with the murky side of Mumbai. In conversation with Labonita Ghosh