While unpacking my books the other day, I stumbled on a copy of Writing New York that I had forgotten I had. On the pretext of dusting the volume, I flipped through the pages — and to the disgust of the other half, that was the end of unpacking.
That led to a lament on Twitter that there wasn’t enough good writing, let alone great anthologies, on our Indian cities.
On her blog [For me, a daily stopover], Nilanjana Roy reprises an archival post — a collection of great writing on Delhi.
Maybe it is not that good writing on Indian cities does not exist; maybe it is just that I haven’t come across the best specimens, yet. Any and all suggestions gratefully accepted, guys.
4 thoughts on “Cities, hardbound”
City improbable- an anthology edited jy Khushwant Singh on Delhi, Red Carpet by Lavanya Sanakran are quire nice too
I think you could add any random Rushdie book to a Bombay collection.
This is not a book but nevertheless a fantastic read about Delhi http://www.granta.com/Magazine/107/Capital-Gains/1
The following 3 , capture mumbai through the 70s to the 90s , in their own unique way:
A fine balance by Rohinton Mistry,
Shantaram by gregory david roberts
Maximum City by Suketu Mehta.
Definitely worth your while.
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