As the editor of a Bombay magazine during the Emergency, Mehta was a target of the censor.
Mistry, who was born in Bombay in 1952, published the novel in 1991.
The turning point in table-tennis history was in Bombay in 1952.
city in western India, from Portuguese, and popularly explained as Portuguese bom bahia "good bay," but that seems folk etymology (for one, the adjective is masculine and the noun is feminine), and the more likely candidate is the local Mumbadevi "Goddess Mumba," a Hindu deity worshipped there. The city's name officially changed to Mumbai in 1995.