A Free Man: A True Story of Life and Death in Delhi

A Free Man: A True Story of Life and Death in Delhi

by Aman Sethi
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A Free Man: A True Story of Life and Death in Delhi by Aman Sethi

"A deeply moving, funny, and brilliantly written account from one of India’s most original new voices." —Katherine BooLike Dave Eggers’s Zeitoun and Alexander Masters’s Stuart, this is a tour de force of narrative reportage.Mohammed Ashraf studied biology, became a butcher, a tailor, and an electrician’s apprentice; now he is a homeless day laborer in the heart of old Delhi. How did he end up this way? In an astonishing debut, Aman Sethi brings him and his indelible group of friends to life through their adventures and misfortunes in the Old Delhi Railway Station, the harrowing wards of a tuberculosis hospital, an illegal bar made of cardboard and plywood, and into Beggars Court and back onto the streets.In a time of global economic strain, this is an unforgettable evocation of persistence in the face of poverty in one of the world’s largest cities. Sethi recounts Ashraf’s surprising life story with wit, candor, and verve, and A Free Man becomes a moving story of the many ways a man can be free.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393346602
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 10/28/2013
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 1,293,414
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Aman Sethi was born in Bombay in 1983 and attended the Columbia School of Journalism. He is a correspondent for The Hindu and the recipient of an International Committee of the Red Cross award for his reportage.

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