Salsette Island


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Salsette Island,

India: see MumbaiMumbai
, formerly Bombay
, city (1991 pop. 3,175,000), capital of Maharashtra state, W central India, occupying c.25 sq mi (65 sq km) on Mumbai (Bombay) and Salsette islands on the Arabian Sea coast. Mumbai Island was created in the 19th cent.
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Examining aspects of land, class and community, and the apartment building, the book describes the formation of the Bombay City Improvement Trust in the aftermath of the plague epidemic of 1896 and the subsequent genesis of the suburban vision, the formation of Bombay's new lower-middle class and the emergence of Dadar-Matunga as a lower-middle-class suburb in the 1920s and 30s, the rise and spread of the apartment building as a distinctive dwelling type during the period, the emergence of new forms of metacaste identities like the South Indian in these suburbs, and the suburbanization of Salsette Island and its annexation to the Bombay municipal limits in the late 1950s.
They were scattered across the Salsette island (Bombay) including Bandra, Kurla, Thane and Bhayander.