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A provocative portrait of one of the world’s largest cities delving behind the tourist facade to illustrate the people and places beyond the realms of the conventional travelogueSam 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 visiting its less celebrated destinations Nehru Place Rohini Ghazipur and Gurgaon which most writers and travelers igno. For a person who enjoys walking and discovering placesthis book was an amazing read I found nodding my head vigorously when the author mentions that Delhi ites never walk and it is true I have always wondered why people who live in a city which is full of things people and places to discover never bother to do so Anyway it was an enjoyable read though a lot has changed in the city from the time the book was written and yet many things still remain the same Sam Miller takes a humorous look at the wonderful city of Delhi without the normal condescending tone adopted by westerners when writing about things Indian but for his surname and the colour of his skin he could easily have been an Indian from another part of the country exploring this paradoxial city which is our capital

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Delhi Adventures in a Megacity

BecomingMiller like so many of the people he meets is a migrant in one of the world’s fastest growing megapolises and the Delhi he depicts is one whose future concerns us all He possesses an intense curiosity; he has an infallible eye for life’s diversities for all the marvelous and sublime moments that illuminate people’s lives This is a generous original humorous portrait of a great city; one that unerringly locates the humanity beneath the mundane the unsung and the unfamili. Eh I didn t finish it I m pretty obsessive about all things India but I didn t care much for the author himself and he s the central figurestoryteller so it was hard to just appreciate the stories of the eccentricities and details of Delhi His continued use of flaneur annoyed the crap out of me It s probably a good book if he doesn t annoy you

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Re His uest is the here and now the unexpected the overlooked and the eccentric All the obvious ports of call make appearances the ancient monuments the imperial buildings and the celebrities of modern Delhi But it is through his encounters with Delhi’s people from a professor of astrophysics to a crematorium attendant from ragpickers to members of a police brass band that Miller creates this richly entertaining portrait of what Delhi means to its residents and of what the city is. I ve never read a travelogue before this one just popped out at me at the library so I picked it up I loved the idea walking through the city in a spiral to see all of the variation within it And Delhi is so jam packed there is a lot you can see The stories he told were generally interesting sometimes funny sometimes sad and always with that sense of Truth that yeah that could happen uality The further I got though the less he seemed to be in an observer role and the he seemed to want to romanticize There s a lot to learn about how Delhi was in 2009 though how applicable it still is I have no way of telling


10 thoughts on “Delhi Adventures in a Megacity

  1. says:

    For a person who enjoys walking and discovering placesthis book was an amazing read I found nodding my head vigorously when the author mentions that Delhi ites never walk and it is true I have always wondered wh

  2. says:

    The author and I share the same passion which is walking The best part about Delhi is that you get to see both extremes of the world rich and poor His decision to explore the city by feet was the wisest and the loo

  3. says:

    The author is an Englishman living in and having had a reasonably lengthy association with Delhi takes the approach of a 18th century French f

  4. says:

    This is an offbeat but delightful book about Delhi capital of India Sam Miller is British even when his passport states Person of Indian Origin married to an Indian a resident of Delhi conversant in Hindi Here he guides the reader on a walking tour around the city along segments of a large spiral path unwinding from its center Some travelogues may be padded for extra bulk but not this one chockfull of charming

  5. says:

    I really enjoyed this book It was already special to me since the author was the keynote speaker at my graduation in Delhi but on reading it I wish I had known about him before I had seen him speak At the time I didn't know much about him except that he had not been very positive about our school in his book so I knew a few people were uestioning why he spoke at our graduation but after reading the book I understand He really loves Delhi

  6. says:

    I've never read a travelogue before; this one just popped out at me at the library so I picked it up I loved the i

  7. says:

    I really wanted to love this book but I just couldn't get over the structure It's a series of vignettes of scenes and people encoun

  8. says:

    Eh I didn't finish it I'm pretty obsessive about all things India but I didn't care much for the author himself and he's the central figurestoryteller so it was hard to just appreciate the stories of the eccentricities and details of Delhi His continued use of flaneur annoyed the crap out of me It's probably a good book if he doesn't annoy you

  9. says:

    If Delhi ever needed a geometric metaphor it would have to be the circle From the different dynasties and political parties that rose and descended along its Ferris wheel of power to the 'ring' roads that serve as the arteries for navigating the city Delhi's circularity is both ancient and modern In 'Delhi Adventures in a Megacity' Sam Mille

  10. says:

    I love walking to explore new places and in this book Miller attempts a heck of a walk he takes a gigantic spiral walk around the city in the spirit of psychogeography and captures the absurdities he encounters

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