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Capital : a portrait of twenty-first century Delhi

Author: Rana Dasgupta
Publisher: Edinburgh : Canongate, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Dasgupta tells the story of Delhi's journey from Walled City to World City, capturing the astonishing and sometimes terrifying transformation of the city through a series of conversations with its residents, from billionaires to slum dwellers.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rana Dasgupta
ISBN: 9780857860026 085786002X 1594204470 9781594204470 1922079316 9781922079312
OCLC Number: 866583802
Awards: Winner of Ryszard Kapuscinski Award for Literary Reportage 2017 (UK)
Short-listed for Ondaatje Prize 2015 (UK)
Short-listed for The Orwell Prize for Books 2015 (UK)
Long-listed for The Orwell Prize for Books 2015 (UK)
Short-listed for RSL Ondaatje Prize 2015 (UK)
Winner of Ryszard Kapuscinski Award for Literary Reportage 2017 (Poland)
Winner of Prix Emile Guimet de Litterature Asiatique 2017 (France)
Short-listed for Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger 2016 (France)
Description: xv, 455 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Rana Dasgupta.

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The transformation of Delhi into a twenty-first century metropolis is an intoxicating, at times terrifying story - and it has repercussions not only for India, but for everybody's future.  Read more...

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A beautifully written portrait of a corrupt, violent and traumatised city growing so fast it is almost unrecognisable to its own inhabitants. An astonishing tour de force by a major writer at the Read more...

 
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