Etymology. The name Mumbai is derived from Mumbā or Mahā-Ambā—the name of the patron goddess Mumbadevi of the native Koli community— and ā'ī meaning "mother" in the Marathi language, which is the mother tongue of the Koli people and the official language of Maharashtra.
While it’s India’s most polarizing city, Mumbai is also its most vibrant. For locals, an affinity for either Mumbai — colloquially referred to as Bombay — or Delhi draws a clear distinction of love and loyalty.
Bombay State was a large Indian state created at the time of India's Independence, with other regions being added to it in the succeeding years. Bombay Presidency (roughly equating to the present-day Indian state of Maharashtra, excluding South Maharashtra and Vidarbha) was merged with the princely states of the Baroda, Western India and Gujarat (the present-day Indian state of Gujarat) and ...
- Bombay (15 August 1947† to 1 May 1960)†
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Dec 16, 2013 · Mumbai is the seat of Bollywood cinema, shopping mall, bhelpuri on the beach, red double-decker buses and huge traffic jams. Mumbai is the commercial capital of India.
Mumbai, Bombay, Maximum City, with a population of 12.5 million is the most populated city in India. It has always been a city of huge economic significance in India because of its location on the Konkan coast and its deep natural harbour. It is the capital of the state of Maharashtra and is the de-facto commercial and financial capital of India.
Maharashtra’s capital, Mumbai (formerly Bombay), is an island city on the western coast, connected to the mainland by roads and railways. Aptly called the gateway of India, Maharashtra is one of India’s biggest commercial and industrial centres, and it has played a significant role in the country’s social and political life.
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