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Delhi: Adventures in a Megacity is a 2009 book by British-born, Indian-based writer Sam Miller.

Delhi: Adventures in a Megacity
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AuthorSam Miller
CountryIndia
LanguageEnglish
SubjectDelhi
GenreTravel
PublisherPenguin Books India
Publication date
2009
ISBN9780099526742

Background and synopsisEdit

Delhi: Adventures in a Megacity is a portrayal of one of the fastest-growing cities in the world; following Miller's encounters with the people of the city - from a professor of astrophysics to a crematorium attendant, from ragpickers to members of the Police Brass Band.

Miller, who has lived in the city since 2002, visits Delhi's less celebrated destinations; the unexpected, the ignored and the eccentric, and seeks to depict the city in "all its humour and humanity". Miller portrays the city as a blending of past and future, East and West, rich and poor.[1]

ReceptionEdit

In the Christian Science Monitor the book is described as a "loosely spun, multifaceted travelogue" which "puts all Delhi’s bizarre charm and extremes on full display" and "will resonate with...anyone wanting a glimpse of one of the world’s fastest growing metropolises."[2]

Writing for The Independent Peter Carty praises Miller's book as an "engaging and innovative account" which "draws upon psychogeographic techniques" and which shows Delhi is not "lacking the vitality" it is often thought to. Carty writes that Miller presents "a hugely eclectic variety of experiences" showing the extraordinary diversity of the city.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bell, Melissa (17 February 2009). "SAM MILLER ON HIS LABOUR OF LOVE-DELHI: ADVENTURES IN A MEGACITY". Mint. New Delhi. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  2. ^ Leddy, Chuck (20 July 2010). "Delhi: Adventures in a Megacity". Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  3. ^ Carty, Peter (2 July 2009). "Delhi: Adventures In A Megacity, By Sam Miller". The Independent. London. Retrieved 18 September 2017.