Wealth and Power in Modern India, New Republic [Tuesday, January 6th, 2015]

Book Review of “Capital: The Eruption of Delhi”, Rana Dasgupta, Penguin Press. I The novelist and critic U. R. Ananthamurthy once said that India lives simultaneously in the twelfth and the twenty-first centuries. He might have added: and all the centuries in-between. No city better exemplifies Ananthamurthy’s maxim than the country’s capital, Delhi. The three [...]

 
 
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  A DRIVE INTO THE PAST, The Hindu [Sunday, May 7th, 2006]

Delhi is a city deeply layered in time, with the juxtaposition of the centuries manifest in styles of architecture, in the names of roads and buildings, in the dress of the city’s inhabitants and—not least—in the languages they speak and read. I am told that Delhi has as many as twelve daily newspapers printed in [...]

 
 
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