(KINDLE) Capital The Eruption of Delhi by Rana Dasgupta


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    Review Capital The Eruption of Delhi Rana Dasgupta ¼ 2 Free read Download º PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¼ Rana Dasgupta I left Delhi to come back home to the south in February last year at which time Rana Dasgupta’s Capital was the ‘in book’ It tells you something about Delhi that there’s such a thing as an 'in book' but that’s not the point; in those days everyone with even mild literary inclinations was talking about it either reading it and talking about not reading it I had been looking forward to it since Dasgupta’s ex

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    Download º PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¼ Rana Dasgupta (KINDLE) Capital The Eruption of Delhi by Rana Dasgupta A disappointing work by an outsider trying to understand one of the major cities of the world through the eyes of its rich if not its richest The work is long verbose and offers little that is not already known to most This is not to say that there are no occasional flashes of insight and interest For example in the middle of the

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    Review Capital The Eruption of Delhi Download º PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¼ Rana Dasgupta Rana Dasgupta ¼ 2 Free read Rana weaves a web of exuisite prose to study what capitalism has done to Delhi a city which had previously been traumatized by other catastrophic historical forces like imperialism and partition The author alternates between personal interactions with a wide range of faces from a wife beating billionaire to a you

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    (KINDLE) Capital The Eruption of Delhi by Rana Dasgupta 455 This is one of the best travelogues I have read it sometimes read like literary fiction with beautiful poetic passages there were great observations and insights and the sheer variety of ppl 20 who narrated their stories mostly in their own words The author perfectly understood where and how much commentary was needed

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    Rana Dasgupta ¼ 2 Free read Download º PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¼ Rana Dasgupta Review Capital The Eruption of Delhi It is an unfortunate reminder of how jaded Indian society is when you see all the reviews below panning this book as stuff we've heard before Seriously? Is everyone so resigned to living in a gangster state that the lucid and lurid anecdotes in this compendium no longer make people tremble with rage and indignation? Have we all just decided to meekly allow ignorant fools with no shame to take over Delhi and ru

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    (KINDLE) Capital The Eruption of Delhi by Rana Dasgupta Review Capital The Eruption of Delhi This is a searing read Dasgupta puts together a patchwork of intricate stories of various inhabitants of Delhi applying at once the keen eye of a reporter the insight of a psychologist the lyricism of a poet We hear the perspectives of overt Bentley driving farmhouse hopping billionaires as well as the 'shadow' billionaires that are refuse

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    Rana Dasgupta ¼ 2 Free read (KINDLE) Capital The Eruption of Delhi by Rana Dasgupta Written from the point of view of a foreigner this book attempts to outline the character of Delhi the various tragedies developments and incidents that have made it what it is today The author talks about the Mughal period

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Review Capital The Eruption of Delhi

Rana Dasgupta ¼ 2 Free read Download º PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¼ Rana Dasgupta Capital The Eruption of Delhi Download ¿ 2 Po wprowadzeniu otwartej gospodarki rynkowej w Indiach zapanował chaos niszczenia i tworzenia slumsy i targowiska były burzone a na ich miejscu wyrastały centra handlowe i apartamentowce powstawały oszałamiające fortuny młodzi ludzie robili zawrotne kariery a luksus był na wyciągnięcie ręki Ale transformacja dała też początek ogromn. I left Delhi to come back home to the south in February last year at which time Rana Dasgupta s Capital was the in book It tells you something about Delhi that there s such a thing as an in book but that s not the point in those days everyone with even mild literary inclinations was talking about it either reading it and talking about not reading it I had been looking forward to it since Dasgupta s excellent long ago Granta essay which foretold the tome Even William Dalrymple whose City of Djinns I still consider THE Delhi book had called it the next great book on the city And then it started the entire gamut of reviews and that a long awaited book like this receives and I was immediately submerged in them I read a few of them and found that the book divided opinion with severity It was either great or very bad and there weren t a lot of in betweens I was influenced by a well argued particularly scathing review and decided not to read it until I was sure it was worth my timeThat was a mistakeBecause when I did get around to reading Capital this year I understood why it is a brilliant book and why it was attacked in the way that it was and why it didn t win all the acclaim it should have This was arguably not just because of the issues it raises which discomfitures the city s elite and their self image but because this deep an analysis of a city and its people broken and lost as they both are is something few writers would endeavour to approach in this way let alone do justice to Dasgupta is looking at Delhi differently he wants the reader to as well not something all critics will be happy withCapital is a disturbing book From the beginning this point is made clear to us that this is not going to be easy to read Delhi is not an easy city to live in and the forces that sustain and propel it are not easily distinguished or explained This means that there will be a lot of conjecture the imagination will have to take a few leaps Only then can we even partially come to terms with what the India s capital has evolved into The author stresses that this process hasn t ended the seemingly bottomless energy of this constantly changing city is what guides the narrative Remember Dasgupta tells us as we read this capital of yours is aliveThe book starts with an introduction of how trade works in this city And slowly the narrator s vision takes us higher up this isn t the looking up from the ground approach of Barbara Ehrenreich s reportage or the view from the grime of Old Delhi that Aman Sethi conjures up in A Free Man Dasgupta sees Delhi from up on high as he comments on the forces that shaped the city and continue to do so Inevitably the author starts with liberalisation and writes a beautiful chapter on the artists of Delhi s early 90s the bohemians who first felt the change underfoot and tried to understand it with their art And then abruptly he contrasts that time with the seemingly ideal less present achieving an effect that he uses repeatedly in the book This contrast might be rather in your face set piece but it is necessary Delhi can never be understood without going back to its past Rana Dasgupta talks to Delhi s nouveau rich all endlessly and distressingly drawn from a similar set of people and circumstances the post partition frenzy of finding financial security by any means possible a mood that has never left this city and continues still than anything else to define it Delhi s wealth is not independent of location Dasgupta reminds us again and again Delhi s rich are rich precisely because they find and in a lot of cases found themselves in a uniue setting of time and place the likes of which are exceedingly rare and they took advantage of it Of course this isn t to generalise A lot of people built perfectly honourable institutions establishments and businesses in this melee But Dasgupta isn t talking about them He s talking about the ones who recognised the opportunity for what it was a gold rush and set about mining it Dasgupta posits that knowing where they came from this wasn t surprising or even unnatural Except that Delhi forgot when to stop Crony capitalism that feeds on the abundant political connections available and inflated real estate is where Delhi s money comes from and neither of these avenues is for the faint of heart For Delhi s elite though the ability and the resolve to wade through this muck comes naturallyDasgupta s sentences are sometimes magnificent sometimes brutal and edgy but seldom inane His eyes are that of a novelist s looking at a landscape at large but resting on the innocuous and the mundane before joining the two dots together and making an observation that astounds and delights at the same time Though there are instances in which his arguments seem overstretched at no point is his tone anywhere near unbelievable As I mentioned Delhi is not an easy place to understand A leap of faith is necessaryIn the end as even Dalrymple did Dasgupta returns to ancient Delhi and writes a moving elegy to the city s threatened and rapidly fading water sources the natural resource that first made the city possible In perhaps the only tone of reassurance however morbid that he offers us in the whole book the author talks of the almost eternal perpetuity of the old Mughal capital The city we now call Delhi is the most modern though perhaps the most lawless incarnation of the place that has seen so much and endured across centuries kingdoms sultanates and governments And it will outlive us too and what we have made out of it There will come a time in Delhi when this will be the past too and the river which gave it birth will still flow on winding its way through the plains of a great ancient civilisation Perhaps justice will yet be done

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Rana Dasgupta ¼ 2 Free read Download º PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¼ Rana Dasgupta Capital The Eruption of Delhi Download ¿ 2 Ym nierównościom społecznym a przemoc na ulicach osiągnęła niespotykaną dotąd skalęRana Dasgupta pisze o współczesnym Delhi z liryzmem i empatią wsłuchując się w głosy jego mieszkańców miliarderów i biurokratów handlarzy narkotyków i przedsiębiorców mieszkańców slumsów i pracowników międzynarodowych korporacji Są poko. A disappointing work by an outsider trying to understand one of the major cities of the world through the eyes of its rich if not its richest The work is long verbose and offers little that is not already known to most This is not to say that there are no occasional flashes of insight and interest For example in the middle of the book where the author has a long conversation with a social worker and residents of a slum within the city and in the last chapter where he beautifully describes the river Yamuna which flows across the city To the non Indian reader the book provides a dystopian view of one of the emerging centres of world capitalism almost as a reassurance of the West s continued dominanceThe most fundamental flaw of the book is that it seeks to understand how the city s rich imagine their city The rich do not lack the means to convert their imaginations into reality whether these be opulent malls or gated communities It is the poor and the dispossessed whose imaginations need words to be described

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Rana Dasgupta ¼ 2 Free read Download º PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¼ Rana Dasgupta Capital The Eruption of Delhi Download ¿ 2 Leniem na zakręcie a ich historie składają się na obraz miasta i społeczeństwa pogrążonego w wirze transformacji Delhi to literacki portret jednego z najszybciej rozwijających się współcześnie miast ale to także opowieść o tym co być może czeka nas wszystkich; to błyskotliwa analiza rozwoju i przyszłości globalnego kapitalizm. Written from the point of view of a foreigner this book attempts to outline the character of Delhi the various tragedies developments and incidents that have made it what it is today The author talks about the Mughal period British period 1947 partition post partition IT boom 1970 Sikh riots patriarchy real estate and housing water crisis trying to make the reader understand how different leaders and governments have exploited various aspects of the city For someone who has lived here for 24 years now but has remained ignorant of its past this was an eye opener it s amazing to know how much this city has endured I really enjoyed the Delhi Sultanate chapters so much so that I decided to visit some of the monuments that I had never cared about before I also see myself developing a newfound interest in Urdu thanks to a chapter dedicated to itHowever I felt that some paragraphs in this book are uite verbose boring and unnecessary The author s analysis make chapters too long and I felt lost between paragraphs sometimes re reading or entirely skipping some of them I feel I would have enjoyed the book much and finished it much earlier had it been shorter Nonetheless it was a great read and I would recommend it to anyone trying to understand not just this beautiful city but the post partition India as well

  • Hardcover
  • 472
  • Capital The Eruption of Delhi
  • Rana Dasgupta
  • Polish
  • 10 September 2020
  • 9788380492578