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"Capital" by Rana Dasgupta available now in US

May 15, 2014

Rana Dasgupta's new book Capital: The Eruption of Delhi (Penguin 2014) is out now in the US. Capital, a non-fiction exploration of life and money in twenty-first-century Delhi, has already garnered much praise since its release in Britian in March 2014. The Guardian called it an "intense, lyrical, erudite and powerful book... Dasgupta has provided a welcome corrective to the reams of superficial travel writing describing the whimsical, the exotic, the booming or simply the poverty-stricken in India. His is a much more complex, darker story."

Rana Dasgupta speaking at Writing India event on April 15, 2014Rana Dasgupta speaking at Writing India event on April 15, 2014Rana Dasgupta was in residence at Brown last semester as the Distinguished Visiting Lecturer and Writer-in-Residence for the Modern Culture and Media department. He discussed his latest work at the Brown-India Initiative event, Writing India, on April 15.

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