Bombay Citizens' Committee

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Bombay Citizens' Committee was an advocacy group which lobbied to keep Bombay city out of Maharashtra during the state reorganisation. The group was headed by a leading cotton industrialist Sir Purshottamdas Thakurdas (1879-1961)[1][2][3], with J.R.D. Tata as one of the members, and the committee was composed mostly of Gujaratis. The group submitted a 200-page application to States reorganisation committee in year 1954.[4]

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  • Baker, Christopher; Johnson, Gordon; Seal, Anil (2009). Power, Profit and Politics: : Essays on Imperialism, Nationalism and Change in Twentieth-Century India [Volume 15, Part 3]. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521133869.


  1. ^ S.S. Tarapore. "The Kings of Finance". Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  2. ^ Himmat, Volume 15, pp. 647, 1979
  3. ^ F.R. Moraes, "Sir Purshotamdas Thakurdas", Asia Publishing House (1967), 316 p.
  4. ^ Ramachandra Guha, India after Gandhi, pp. 197-198