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Men of Dynamite - Contents

      N.B. The book is in a pdf format and has been divided into chapters for quick downloading.

      Message by Cyril Ramaphosa
      Preface by Ahmed Kathrada

      Chapter 1: Introduction

      Chapter 2: Background

      • Indians in Johannesburg in the early years
      • Historical overview

      Chapter 3: Story of the “Men of Dynamite”

      • Organisation and recruitment
      • Saws and dynamite
      • Operations
      • Consequences
      • Personal costs

      Chapter 4: Pen portraits of the “Men of Dynamite”

      • Fatima “Fati” Adam
      • Ameen “Doha” Cajee
      • Laloo “Isu” Chiba
      • Magan Narsee Chhiba
      • Yusuf Isaacs
      • Narendra “Nanoo” Jasmath
      • Abdulhay Jassat
      • Ahmed “Kathy” Kathrada
      • Wolfie Kodesh
      • Mac Maharaj
      • Wilton Mkwayi
      • Kista Moonsamy
      • Indres Naidoo
      • Shirish Nanabhai
      • Faker Salie
      • Reggie Vandeyar
      • Solly Vania
      • Bobby Vassen
      • Tommy Vassen

      Chapter 5: People, events and songs associated with “Men of Dynamite”

      • Dr Essop Jassat
      • Ahmed Essop “Quarter” Khota
      • Moosa “Mosie” Moolla
      • Peter Moonsammy
      • Suliman “Babla” Saloojee
      • Maniben’s diary
      • Longest night
      • Escape from Marshall Square
      • Pinjre ke panchhi
      • Parna janda


      Other primary sources

      Secondary sources