In one of the worst terrorist attacks on Indian soil, gunmen fanned out across the country’s financial capital on Nov. 26, seizing two luxury hotels, storming the city’s main railway station, a popular restaurant and a Jewish centre, killing at least 171 people and wounding over 300 others. Hundreds were held hostage and the country was plunged into a state of shock.
With a population of more than 13 million, Mumbai is India’s largest city, the heart of the Indian business and entertainment industry. It is also considered the country’s most liberal, westernised and cosmopolitan city. But the Nov. 26 attacks threaten the very fabric of India’s commercial hub.