|Publisher:||Bibliophile South Asia|
|No. of Pages:||258|
From 'Heptanesia' as the Greek called the Island City, to Mumbai, the city has had multi-faceted history and culture of over 500 years and in the process has woven the saga of transformation from a fishing island to the present ever pulsating mega city. Mumbai unique institution of scholarship and Seaming in the city The Asiatic Society of Mumbai completed 200 years of its useful existence. Bombay's Town Hall in the 19th century was the centre for all intellectual, social, political and cultural activities and the Asiatic Society became an important eye witness to ail these activities. In fact, the growth of Bombay and the growth of the Asiatic Society are so intertwined that neither can be considered in isolation. The Society has always been, in addition, an interface to discuss and involve in public participation in the civic issues.