'Also About Mynah': Of Mumbai's mill hub Lalbaug

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New Delhi, Oct 20 (PTI) When Rucha Chitrodia began to write her debut novel, she was sure that the city she lived in and loved would be the main character in it. And "Also About Mynah" succinctly describes Mumbai and its legendary textile mills.

With so much focus on the area where the story is set, locale is king, with the protagonists in it only to throw the setting into relief. Which is why the book's title includes "also".

Chitrodia tells PTI about penning an ode to Mumbai's gritty past, its resilience and spirit, and how her profession as a journalist informs her fiction. "Also About Mynah" was published recently by Amaryllis.