The City and the City*: Space and Semiotics of Muslim Bombay**

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* The title is taken from China Mieville seminal book by the same name. China Mieville speaks of a city though located in the same physical space coming to function as two cities. Taking an allegorical stance towards ideas of segregation, policing, and separations between people, who though cohabit the same place, live in different cities both by the law and in their minds. Working on Muslim Bombay, provided me one location of thinking about such a city within another city.