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  • "Surely if he was able to turn Nephilim into—into monsters, we ought to be able to find a way to turn them back," said Nasreen Choudhury, the head of the Mumbai Institute, regal in her rune-decorated white sari.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • The book was called The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie, and it was a parody of the life of the Prophet, PBUH, set in Bombay.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • Subjects had been carted in from provinces as far-reaching as Mumbai and Singapore to act as guinea pigs for the antidote testing.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • A kid who identified himself as Big C walked up to the map and immediately chose a place near Bombay, India; nor did Top Cat neglect the portion of Russia that borders the Bering Sea.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide

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  • But at the time it didn’t seem so to me—I thought I saw everything very clearly—and I thought she had got the idea from some young man from Bombay or thereabouts who was trying to make himself interesting.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • On the screen, Jamal and Salim are sitting atop a Mumbai high-rise, their feet dangling over the side.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Of course, many older residents of Clarkston didn’t want their town to become New York City or Mumbai.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • …… 7 days From Suez to Bombay, by steamer ….
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • It happened in Matheran, not far from Bombay, a small hill station with some monkeys but no tea estates.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • The Bombay Green Rocket dropped out of the sky.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World

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  • Baba told me stories of his travels to India and Russia, the people he had met, like the armless, legless couple in Bombay who’d been married forty-seven years and raised eleven children.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • Regent Street is not unknown to Lascars and Malays; and at Bombay, in the Apollo Green, live Yankees have often scared the natives.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • You wouldn’t see the likes of this in Bombay or the Bowery of New York itself.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • Thus it appears that the sweltering inhabitants of Charleston and New Orleans, of Madras and Bombay and Calcutta, drink at my well.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • High hopes rode with the revised satellite, which returned eleven days later, landing near Bombay, India.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • How she and her brother Brent had visited the spot, to hang prayer flags from the roadside shrubs and pour a bottle of their father’s favorite Bombay Gin over the blood still staining the sand.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • where they survive to this day as the Parsis ("Persians") of Bombay.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • Many he knew from his old life in Idris—the Penhallows, the Lightwoods, the Ravenscars—and just as many he had just met, like the Monteverdes, who ran the Lisbon Institute and spoke in a mixture of Portuguese and English, or Nasreen Chaudhury, the stern-featured head of the Mumbai Institute.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • They had made such a romantic voyage across the Mediterranean and through the sands of Egypt to the harbour of Bombay, to find only a gridiron of bungalows at the end of it.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • The following evening they board a Pan Am flight to London, where after a five-hour layover they will board a second flight to Calcutta, via Tehran and Bombay.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • I mean, that almost looked like Bombay or something, except with more violence.
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
  • Mumbai 6:08 PM Sean said… Fang, I want to be a bird kid.
    James Patterson  --  Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports
  • They all wore handkerchiefs or printed Bombay Dyeing hand towels on their heads to stave off the sun.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • We’re moving past the cobra man and into the throng of people crowding every inch of Bombay’s frenzied marketplace.
    Libba Bray  --  A Great and Terrible Beauty
  • They brought him a book and what he liked best was a picture of a fat man with a cloth around his head, sitting on a tasseled cushion with a long snakey tube in his mouth, and it said: There was a fat man of Bombay Who was smoking his pipe one fine day When a bird called a snipe Flew away with his pipe, Which vexed that fat man of Bombay.
    James Agee  --  A Death in the Family
  • The young Masters Bangles rushed to the window with a vague notion that their father might have arrived from Bombay.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • From Balkh to Bombay men know that rough-ridged print with the old scar running diagonally across it.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • I’m only trying to gather together what a city-bred man knew of eagles altogether, and it’s curious: the eagle of money, the high-flying eagles of Bombay, the NRA eagle with its gear and lightnings, the bird of Jupiter and of nations, of republics as well as of Caesar, of legions and soothsayers, Colonel Julian the Black Eagle of Harlem; also the ravens of Noah and Elijah, which may well have been eagles; the lone eagle, animal president.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • There were many English and French steamers plowing this narrow passageway, liners going from Suez to Bombay, Calcutta, Melbourne, Réunion Island, and Mauritius; far too much traffic for the Nautilus to make an appearance on the surface.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • The city papers prate of the competition of Bombay with Manchester and the like.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • How much a tonne of your wheat fetches in Bombay?
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • We had taken a house in Lucknow for a month, hoping to escape the heat in Bombay.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • Or the life stories of prostitutes in Bombay.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • Then Jakarta, Seoul and Mumbai.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • Our vessel was a beautiful ship of about four hundred tons, copper-fastened, and built at Bombay of Malabar teak.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  MS. Found in a Bottle
  • My aunt, Mary Beton, I must tell you, died by a fall from her horse when she was riding out to take the air in Bombay.
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Room of One’s Own
  • In Bombay a new dock-guard, unaware of things, spoke boisterously over his family rice of a strange new custom of the rats.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • The bottles on the shelf on the back wall were impressive—Pinch, Johnny Walker, Bombay gin—even if they were filled with home-brewed tej.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Thus in the course of years he was known successively in Bombay, in Calcutta, in Rangoon, in Penang, in Batavia—and in each of these halting-places was just Jim the water-clerk.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim
  • Moreover, the contrast with Mumbai was misleading, because southern and western India had always had far higher HIV rates than northern and eastern India.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • The Black Sun is mostly full of Asians, including a lot of people from the Bombay film industry, glaring at each other, stroking their black mustaches, trying to figure out what kind of hyperviolent action film will play in Persepolis next year.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • Down in Bombay they want wheat.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • So I flew to Bombay.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • "No one tried to keep Tom imprisoned in Bombay," I say, invoking my brother’s name as a last resort.
    Libba Bray  --  A Great and Terrible Beauty
  • Send with out delay warrant of arrest to Bombay.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • —from "The Lady of Shalott" by Alfred, Lord Tennyson CHAPTER ONE JUNE 21, 1895 Bombay, India "PLEASE TELL ME THAT’S NOT GOING TO BE PART OF MY birthday dinner this evening."
    Libba Bray  --  A Great and Terrible Beauty
  • While the Sonagachi Project enjoyed some success in curbing AIDS, there is an intriguing contrast with the big-stick approach taken in Mumbai.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • The old men smile at me, an English girl lost and alone on Bombay’s streets.
    Libba Bray  --  A Great and Terrible Beauty
  • I’m back on the streets of Bombay, as if I’d never been gone, screaming wildly while the young Indian man pins my flailing arms at my side.
    Libba Bray  --  A Great and Terrible Beauty
  • I stowed away on the Mary Elizabeth in Bombay.
    Libba Bray  --  A Great and Terrible Beauty
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