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'The most unexpected and original Indian writer of his generation.' -- Salman Rushdie '[Dasgupta has] a gift for sentences of lancing power and beauty.' New Yorker 'A beautifully written portrait of a corrupt, violent and traumatised city growing so fast it is almost unrecognisable to its own inhabitants. An astonishing tour de force by a major writer at the peak of his powers.' -- William Dalrymple 'The interviews at the core of the book are a cleverly tangential way to investigate a city that is among the world's largest - about 22m people live in and around Delhi - and has been made a microcosm of India by the hundreds of thousands who arrive each year as migrants.' Financial Times '[An] intense, lyrical, erudite and powerful book...Dasgupta has provided a welcome corrective to the reams of superficial travel writing describing the whimsical, the exotic, the booming or simply the poverty-stricken in India. His is a much more complex, darker story and it is no surprise that his book is peopled by the corrupt, the tragic and the terrified.' -- Jason Burke Guardian 'Capital is a remarkable and exhaustive account of a primordial free-zone whose assets are being stripped by the wealthy...A city which once gave hope to millions after the violence of India's partition in 1947 now only serves the rich.' Independent '[Dasgupta's] lyrical encounters with a wide range of modern Delhiites reveal a novelist's ear and are beautifully sketched.' Telegraph 'Dasgupta's combination of reportage, political critique and oral history is mordant rather than dyspeptic, sorrowful rather than castigatory. But what makes it more than a local study, what makes it so haunting, is that its textured, tart accounts of the privatisation of public space, of the incestuous relationship between the political and business classes, of the precarity that renders daily life so fraught all apply as much to Britain and the west as they do to the Indian capital.' -- Sukhdev Sandhu Guardian 'Startling...elegant and vivid writing. Negative and opinionated, he makes his case with clarity. Highly readable.' Sunday Star Times 'Elegant prose...this meditative work captures the texture of Delhi's failings and disparities.' Saturday Age 'Rana Dasgupta's Capital is a terrific portrait of Delhi right now.' -- Salman Rushdie 'A fascinating, frightening and evocative read.' Otago Daily Times

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