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Capital The Eruption of Delhi



Since the opening up of India’seconomy in 1991, wealth has poured into the country, and especially into Delhi. Capital bears witness to the astonishing metamorphosis of India’scapital city, charting its emergence from a rural backwater to the center ofIndia’s new elites. No other place on earth better embodies the breakneck,radically disruptive nature of the global economy’s growth over the past twentyyears. In a series of extraordinary meetings with a wide swath of thepopulation—from Delhi’s forgotten poor to its rich tech entrepreneurs—Commonwealth Writers’ Prize winner Rana Dasgupta presents an intimate portraitof the people living, suffering, and striving for more in this tumultuous cityof extremes, as well as an uncanny glimpse of our shared global future.


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