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Heritage Retailers of Bombay is the first and the only book on retail stores in the world. Combining accounts of perseverance, innovation, integrity, hard work and passion, these stories reflect the overlooked lives of retailers and entrepreneurs as a rustic Bombay transitioned to present-day lively Mumbai.
“As I walked through the busy roads and narrow lanes of Mumbai, the history of our city through the experiences of these retailers sudden
The story of retail is the story of a city. Retailers follow demand, as did the young entrepreneurs who set up their shops around Calcutta’s centers of power and commerce in the 19th and early 20th century.
The 36 shops whose stories are presented in this book are a testament to survival. They have persisted through the British colonial period, post independence, liberalisation of the 90’s and now the growing emergence of e-retail