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Lead book review

Lawlessness, corruption, poverty and pollution: the city where we're all headed

A review of Rana Dasgupta's Capital: A Portrait of 21st-century Delhi. The upper crust and underbelly of India's capital

15 March 2014

9:00 AM

15 March 2014

9:00 AM

Capital: A Portrait of 21st-century Delhi Rana Dasgupta

Canongate, pp.457, £25, ISBN: 9780859860026

Rana Dasgupta, who was born and brought up in Britain, moved to Delhi at the end of 2000, principally to pursue a love affair and to write his first novel. He soon found himself mixing in bohemian circles, spending his evenings in ‘small, bare and, in those days, cheap’ apartments, talking with ‘artists and intellectuals’.

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