Review: Black Friday by Hussain Zaidi

The First Compelling Account Of The Biggest Terrorist Attack On An Indian City. The 1993 bomb blasts in Bombay, The 1992 communal riots, The 6th December 1992 attack on the Babri Masjid, all of it had its seed sown on 9th December 1989 in Ayodhya – Spearheaded by Right Wing Hindu Fundamentalist – Lal Krishna Advani.

The Chronology of the blasts were as follows:

1) 13:28 – Bombay Stock Exchange – Fort
2) 14:15 – Masjid Bunder
3) 14:25 – Air India Building – Nariman Point
4) 14:30 – Sena Bhavan – Dadar
5) 14:55 – Passport Office (Now the old Passport Office) – Worli
6) 15:05 – Zaveri Bazaar – South Mumbai (The heart of Bullion Market)
7) 15:13 – Plaza Cinema – Dadar (which took nearly 7 years to build after that)
8) 15:20 – Sea Rock Hotel – Bandra
9) 15:23 – Centaur Hotel – Juhu
10) 15:35 – Centuar Hotel – Domestic Airport

These 10 Blasts within a span of just over 2 hours shook the entire world.

A former crime reporter, Hussain Zaidi has put in crucial inputs from some of city’s finest Cops – Raman Tyagi, A S Samra, Rakesh Maria, Ulhas Joshi, Nand Kumar Chougule, Pradeep Sharma and Srirang Nadgouda and off hand information from various Witnesses and Unknown Police informers, and covered these blasts and the story it behind in a fantastic way.

In 2007, Anurag Kashyap also made a movie based on this book with the same title Black Friday.

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