Capital : the eruption of Delhi
Dasgupta, Rana, 1971- author.

Capital : the eruption of Delhi

Dasgupta, Rana, 1971- author.


Personal Author
Dasgupta, Rana, 1971- author.

Publication Information
Edinburgh : Canongate, 2015.

Physical Description
xv, 464 pages : maps ; 20 cm.

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.

Geographic Term
Delhi (India) -- Civilization -- 21st century.
Delhi (India) -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
Delhi (India) -- Social life and customs -- 21st century.
Delhi (India) -- Economic conditions -- 21st century.


LibraryMaterial TypeShelf NumberLibrary
ParramattaBook954.56 DASGParramattaAdult Non-fiction