Delirious Delhi

Inside India's Incredible Capital
Product Number: EB00743327
Released: Nov 19, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781611459357
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
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Two New Yorkers take on an even bigger metropolis. "Fullest, most vivid portrait of a city in years" (The New York Times Magazine). When the Big Apple no longer felt big enough, Dave Prager and his wife moved to a city of sixteen million people-with seemingly twice as many honking horns. Based on their popular blog Our Delhi Struggle, this book is Dave's top-to-bottom account of a megacity he describes as simultaneously ecstatic, hallucinatory, feverish, and hugely energizing. Weaving together useful observations and hilarious anecdotes, Dave covers what you need to know to enjoy the city and discover its splendors: its sprawling layout, some favorite sites, the food, the markets, and the challenges of living in or visiting a city that presents every human extreme at once. Among his revelations: secrets that every Delhiite knows, including the key phrase for successfully negotiating with any shopkeeper; the most fascinating neighborhoods, and the trendiest; the realities behind common stereotypes; tips for enjoying street food and finding hidden restaurants, as well as navigating the transportation system; and the nuances of gestures like the famous Indian head bobble. Delirious Delhi is at once a tribute to a great world city and an invitation to explore. Read it, and you'll want to book the next flight! "Full of useful-and often hilarious-information." -The Times of India "His investigations are acute and amusing . . . Expats [in Delhi]: send this to your friends abroad to give them an idea of what you're going through." -Time Out Delhi "Passages of great sensitivity and superb writing . . . Foreigners who intend to spend time in urban India . . . will be grateful for Dave Prager's book." -Outlook Traveller

Author(s): David Prager
Genre: Travel, History
Original Publish Date: Jun 01, 2013

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