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Delhi- Adventures in a Megacity is an extraordinary portrait of one of the world s largest cities. Sam Miller sets out to discover the real Delhi, a city he describes as being India s dreamtown and its purgatory . He treads the city streets, making his way through Delhi and its suburbs, visiting its less celebrated destinations. Miller s quest is the here and now, the unexpected, the ignored and the eccentric. All the obvious ports of call the ancient monuments, the imperial buildings and the celebrities of modern Delhi make only passing appearances. Through his encounters with Delhi s people from a professor of astrophysics to a crematorium attendant, from ragpickers to members of the Police Brass Band Miller creates a richly entertaining portrait of what Delhi means to its residents, and of what kind of city it is becoming. Miller is, like so many of the people he meets, a migrant in one of the world s fastest growing cities and the modern Delhi he depicts is one whose future concerns us all. Miller possesses an intense curiosity; he has an infallible eye for life s diversities, for all the marvellous and sublime moments that illuminate people s lives. This is a g
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An extraordinary portrait of one of the world's largest cities and India's baffling, bustling capital.

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Sam Miller was born in London in 1962. In the early 1990s he was BBC correspondent on Delhi. He returned to Delhi in 2002 and has lived there ever since, running media projects for the BBC World Service Trust.

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"A wild, spiralling wonder of a book... the sharpest reflection of the capital since William Dalrymple's City of Djinns... Read this book and laugh, grow and gaze in gob-smacked wonder at India's whirling dreamtown" -- Rory Maclean * Guardian * "The liveliest of city travelogues, a beguiling introduction to the Indian capital and an irresistible read for even the faintly curious" * Literary Review * "A chronicle that rivals its subject matter in energy and scope... His talent is dizzying and his narrative a rich accomplishment. I walked miles in Delhi - without moving an inch" * The Times * "A dizzying, droll travelogue... Miller's multitudinous city snapshots elucidate the paradoxes of gloablisation without judgement, and his tales of urban wandering form a valuable archive of a rapidly transforming city. Miller's forays into city slums are poignant, humanising evocations of Delhi's underside" -- Hirsh Sawnhey * Guardian * "A thoroughly entertaining book - even down to the countless footnotes - about a fascinating city" * Financial Times *

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