A Portrait of Twenty - First Century Delhi
By - Rana Dasgupta
About the Book :
The boom following the opening up of Indias economy in the early 1990's plunged its capital city into a tumult of destruction and creation: slums and markets were bulldozed or burnt down and shopping malls and apartment blocks erupted from the ruins or upon agricultural land taken over in the interests of business and modernization. Immense fortunes were made and in the glassy stores lining the new highways, customers paid for global luxury with bags of cash. Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of people from the rural hinterland streamed into the newly formed National Capital Region looking for work, which they often found constructing, cleaning or guarding the homes of the increasingly affluent middle class. The transformation of the city was stern, abrupt and unequal and it gave rise to new and bewildering feelings. Delhi brimmed with ambition and rage. Bizarre crimes stole the headlines. In his first work of non-fiction, Rana Dasgupta shows us this new Delhi through the eyes of its people....Read more »
About the Author :
Rana Dasgupta is the bestselling author of Tokyo Cancelled and Solo. Solo' by Rana Dasgupta has won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize Best Book: Europe and South Asia. He was born in England in 1971 and grew up in Cambridge. Having lived in France, Malaysia and the US, he moved to Delhi in 2001. His first bestselling book, Tokyo Cancelled, a thirteen-part story cycle, has been translated into six languages. He is currently working on a novel about science and daydreams.
ISBN : 9789350297933 Price : Rs. 799.00