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Delhi : adventures in a megacity

Author: Sam Miller
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Presents a portrait of Delhi as viewed by everyday residents from all walks of life, describing the city's diversities and offering insight into its cultural significance and modern potential.
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Named Person: Sam Miller
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sam Miller
ISBN: 9780312612375 0312612370
OCLC Number: 471817772
Notes: "First published in Great Britain by Jonathan Cape"--T.p. verso.
Includes index.
Description: 291 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: In which the author is dazzled by the Metro, finds a cure for haemorrhoids and turns the tables on an unscrupulous shoeshine man --
In which the author explores the mysteries of the sodomitic gerund, monastic nudity and geocaching --
In which the author is spat at, flirted with and eventually beheaded --
In which the author encounters a digital Mahatma, unravels the mystery of Stella of Mudge and engages in solvent abuse --
In which the author discovers a celluloid wardrobe, is described as a wanker and meets some bestial shoe-cleaners --
In which the author expectorates a carrot, meets an asthmatic goat and identifies a nappy thief --
In which the author rediscovers Tintin, prepares for the Olympics and locates the Hand of God --
In which the author is accused of queue-jumping, delivers a discourse on Mozart and considers the best way of disposing of a dead body --
In which the author visits Ludlow Castle, learns the meaning of choledocholithotomy and almost buys a packet of condoms --
In which the author tries to break into jail, falls into a manhole and encounters several tiny terrorists --
In which the author is phlebotomized, meets a human yo-yo and avoids the cannibals of Noida --
In which the author climbs a malodorous mountain, reflects on poverty and hope and falls at the feet of King George V --
In which the author is chased by killer pigs, meets the 'Magnet Man' of West Delhi and has a doleful wander through the Millennium City.
Responsibility: Sam Miller.

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Presents a portrait of Delhi as viewed by everyday residents from all walks of life, describing the city's diversities and offering insight into its cultural significance and modern potential.

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