Capital: The Eruption of Delhi

Non-Fiction, History & Politics, Asian History
Paperback Published on: 19/03/2015
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'A terrific portrait of Delhi right now' SALMAN RUSHDIE 'An astonishing tour de force by a major writer at the peak of his powers' WILLIAM DALRYMPLE WINNER OF THE PRIX ÉMILE GUIMET DE LITTÉRATURE ASIATIQUE 2017 WINNER OF THE RYSZARD KAPUSCINSKI AWARD 2017 SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE 2015 SHORTLISTED FOR THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF LITERATURE ONDAATJE PRIZE 2015 SHORTLISTED FOR THE PRIX DU MEILLEUR LIVRE ÉTRANGER 2016 When Rana Dasgupta arrived in Delhi at the turn of the twenty-first century, he had no intention of staying for long, but the city beguiled him - he 'fell in love and in hate with it' - and fifteen years later, Delhi is still his home. Over these fifteen years, he has watched as the tumult of destruction and creation which accompanies India's economic boom transformed the face of the city. In Capital, he explores the life-changing consequences for Delhi's people, meeting with billionaires and bureaucrats, drug dealers and metal traders, slum dwellers and psychoanalysts. These encounters, interwoven with over a century of history, plunge us into Delhi's intoxicating, sometimes terrifying, story of capitalist transformation - one that has repercussions not only for India, but for everybody's future.

  • Publisher: Canongate Books
  • ISBN: 9780857860040
  • Number of pages: 480
  • Weight: 318g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 29 mm

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