Delhi, Adventures in a Megacity
A provocative portrait of one of the world’s largest cities, delving behind the tourist facade toillustrate the people and places beyond the realms of the conventional travelogue
Sam Miller set out to discover the real Delhi, a city he describes as “India’s dreamtown—and its purgatory.” He treads the city streets, making his way through the city and its suburbs, visitin
As born and raised in this city, I guess, I already knew most of the places he visited but the insights he gave was refreshing and his humour was intact. I love the fact when author portrayed how Delhiites ar...more
There is a lot of good information about Delhi, and about some more stuff as well. I figured that I know Delhi well, and I do, but there were enough surprises that were thrown up from time to time.
Sam evidently does have a feel for Delhi, and a lot of "positive energy" towards the...more
Well, the experiences Sam Miller had were at times not believable, but well, I don't know about Delhi's hidden corners. He talks about many pleasant and unpleasant experiences. The unpleasant ones tends to hurt Delhiite sentiments. Many a times there are quite humorous incidents that keeps the reading...more
Although the book starts with great energy and wit it sadly runs out of progressively more steam and limps towards the finishing line (much like the author who falls over at least 4 times in the course of the book).
William Dalrymple's City of Djinns remains the best modern travelogue of the city.