Delhi Noir

Delhi Noir

by Hirsh Sawhney
     
 

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ISBN-10: 193335478X

ISBN-13: 2901933354780

Pub. Date: 08/28/2009

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Delhi Noir has no lack of true-to-life characters getting twisted, mangled and discarded. Which is why, like the proverbial train wreck, even as you cringe, you won’t be able to look away.”—San Francisco Chronicle

“This book is a chance to get a fix on some of India’s best crime writers, most of whom are totally

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Delhi Noir has no lack of true-to-life characters getting twisted, mangled and discarded. Which is why, like the proverbial train wreck, even as you cringe, you won’t be able to look away.”—San Francisco Chronicle

“This book is a chance to get a fix on some of India’s best crime writers, most of whom are totally unknown in North America. Like the rest of this superb series (Brooklyn Noir, L.A. Noir, Toronto Noir, etc.), we are introduced to the city by stories set in locations iconic to the city. In the case of Delhi, that means we go to come very dark spots indeed.”—Globe & Mail

Brand new stories by: Irwin Allan Sealy, Omair Ahmad, Radhika Jha, Ruchir Joshi, Nalinaksha Bhattacharya, Meera Nair, Siddharth Chowdhury, Mohan Sikka, Palash K. Mehrotra, Hartosh Singh Bal, Hirsh Sawhney, Tabish Khair, Uday Prakash, and Manjula Padmanabhan.

The eyes of the world are gazing at India—the world’s largest democracy. But the books you read about this Asian giant only show part of the picture.

Delhi Noir’s fourteen original stories are written by the best Indian writers alive today—the ones you haven’t yet heard of but should have. They are veteran authors who have appeared on the Booker Prize short list and budding geniuses who your grandchildren will read about in English class. Delhi Noir is a world of sex in parks, male prostitution, and vigilante rickshaw drivers. It is one plagued by religious riots, soulless corporate dons, and murderous servants. This is India uncut, the one you’re missing out on because mainstream publishing houses and glossy magazines can’t stomach it. offers bone-chilling, mesmerizing takes on the country’s chaotic capital, a city where opulence and poverty are constantly clashing, where old-world values and the information age wage a constant battle.

Editor Hirsh Sawhney has written for the Times Literary Supplement, the Guardian, Time Out New York, Outlook, and the Indian Express. He splits his time between Delhi and Brooklyn.

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ISBN-13:
2901933354780
Publication date:
08/28/2009
Edition description:
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Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction....................21
Omair Ahmad Yesterday Man Ashram....................42
Radhika Jha How I Lost My Clothes Lodhi Gardens....................65
Irwin Allan Sealy Last In, First Out Delhi Ridge....................84
Ruchir Joshi Parking Nizamuddin West....................101
Nalinaksha Bhattacharya Hissing Cobras R.K. Puram....................125
Mohan Sikka The Railway Aunty Paharganj....................147
Siddharth Chowdhury Hostel North Campus Delhi University,....................159
Meera Nair Small Fry Inter State Bus Terminal....................182
Palash Krishna Mehrotra Fit of Rage Defence Colony....................194
Hartosh Singh Bal Just Another Death Gyan Kunj....................213
Hirsh Sawhney Gautam Under a Tree Green Park....................235
Tabish Khair The Scam Jantar Mantar....................246
Uday Prakash The Walls of Delhi (Translated from Hindi by Jason Grunebaum) Rohini....................269
Manjula Padmanabhan Cull Bhalswa....................290
Glossary....................298

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