Welcome to Paperback by The Open Library Project- Ep. 31
We have as our guest today, Abbas Momin who is a Stand-up Comedian and also a Producer at IVM Podcasts.
In the first half of the episode we discuss Maximum City by Suketu Mehta. We talk about Mumbai as a city of contradictions, its power-politics and the place for the dreamers in the city.
In the second half we discuss Born A Crime by Trevor Noah, The First Muslim by Lesley Hazleton, Hello, Bastar by Rahul Pandita and A Lion's Tale by Chris Jericho.
Abbas discusses the role of humour in narrating the life of a black comedian growing up during apartheid, biography of Prophet Muhammad, political books, perspectives of Naxalite movement and the world of wrestling among other things.
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