Delhi, Adventures in a Megacity

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Published in Viking by Penguin Books, India, 2008 - Delhi (India) - 291 pages

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This Is An Extraordinary Portrait Of One Of The World&Rsquo;S Largest Cities.&Nbsp; Sam Miller Sets Out To Discover The Real Delhi, A City He Describes As Being &Lsquo;India&Rsquo;S Dreamtown&Mdash;And Its Purgatory.&Rsquo; He Treads The City Streets, Making His Way Through Delhi And Its Suburbs, Visiting Its Less Celebrated Destinations&Mdash;Nehru Place, Rohini, Ghaziabad And Gurgaon&Mdash;That Most Writers Ignore. Miller&Rsquo;S Quest Is The Here And Now, The Unexpected, The Ignored And The Eccentric. All The Obvious Ports Of Call&Ndash;The Ancient Monuments, The Imperial Buildings And The Celebrities Of Modern Delhi&Mdash;Make Only Passing Appearances. Through His Encounters With Delhi&Rsquo;S People&Mdash;From A Professor Of Astrophysics To A Crematorium Attendant, From Ragpickers To Members Of The Police Brass Band&Mdash;Miller Creates A Richly Entertaining Portrait Of What Delhi Means To Its Residents, And Of What The City Is Becoming. Miller Is, Like So Many Of The People He Meets, A Migrant In One Of The World&Rsquo;S Fastest Growing Megapolises And The Delhi He Depicts Is One Whose Future Concerns Us All.

Miller Possesses An Intense Curiosity; He Has An Infallible Eye For Life&Rsquo;S Diversities, For All The Marvellous And Sublime Moments That Illuminate People&Rsquo;S Lives. This Is A Generous, Original, Humorous Portrait Of A Great City; One Which Unerringly Locates The Humanity Beneath The Mundane, The Unsung And The Unfamiliar.

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