Capital : The Eruption of Delhi

Capital : The Eruption of Delhi

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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 EMILE GUIMET DE LITTERATURE 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 ETRANGER 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.


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Details

Author(s)
Rana Dasgupta
Format
Paperback | 480 pages
Dimensions
140 x 210 x 20mm | 150g
Publication date
19 Mar 2015
Publisher
Canongate Books Ltd
Publication City/Country
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition Statement
Main
ISBN10
0857860046
ISBN13
9780857860040
Bestsellers rank
233,103