March 22, 2010 | |

Histroy of Mumbai

With so much fuss going on about the city's name, how much do you really know about how Mumbai came to be?
Do you know about the story that led to the formation of the Bombay and subsequently to Mumbai?
Was it a dreamland before the English arrived?
The reasons behind Mumbai being India's cultural melting pot since time immemorial.
A Brief History Of Mumbai
..........It is little surprising that the name of the city has also undergone several changes. The Arabs called it 'Al Omanis' and the Portuguese called it 'Bom Bahia' meaning 'Good Bay', as the islands provided an excellent and deep harbour enabling great trade. The English however shortened the name to a much convenient ‘Bombay’. This name stuck to the city for a long time...........
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