The Siege

The Siege

68 Hours Inside the Taj Hotel

Book - 2013
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Winner of the CWA Nonfiction Dagger Award, the definitive account of the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai

Mumbai, 2008. On the night of November 26, Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorists attacked targets throughout the city, including the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, one of the world's most exclusive luxury hotels. For sixty-eight hours, hundreds were held hostage as shots rang out and an enormous fire raged. When the smoke cleared, thirty-one people were dead and many more had been injured. Only the courageous actions of staff and guests--including Mallika Jagad, Bob Nichols, and Taj general manager Binny Kang--prevented a much higher death toll.

With a deep understanding of the region and its politics and a narrative flair reminiscent of Midnight in Peking , journalists Cathy Scott-Clark and Adrian Levy vividly unfold the tragic events in a real-life thriller filled with suspense, tragedy, history, and heroism.
Publisher: New York, New York : Penguin Books, 2013.
ISBN: 9780143123750
Characteristics: xiv, 318 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), maps, plans ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Levy, Adrian 1965-- Author


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Nov 23, 2019

Tried to read this after watching the movie Hotel Mumbai, but I lost interest and didn't finish.

Mar 29, 2019

Outstanding!! If the movie is as good as the book, movie goers will truly be thrilled. The humanity , the heroism, the awful delays and the horror are all carefully presented.

Jul 01, 2014

A thrilling, terrifying book, fast-paced so much so that you won't want to put it down! but it's nonfiction, filled with great details, fascinating background and stories. a must-read, even for those not interested in India or in terrorism subjects. This is an amazing piece of journalism.


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