... nobody who lives there, nobody at all, has much good to say about Delhi.' Along with Milton Keynes, Detroit and Purgatory, Delhi is one of the world's great unloved destinations.
So when Elizabeth Chatterjee makes her way from the cool hum of Oxford to the demented June heat of heat of Delhi to research her PhD, she find herself both baffled and curious about the je ne sais quoi of this city of 'graveyards and tombstones'. As flanêur and sagacious resident, Liz takes us through the serpentine power structures, the idyll, the bullshit—peeling layer after layer of the city's skin to reveal its aspirations, its insecurity, its charm and finally its urban dissonance.
Uncannily perceptive, predictive, and hysterical, Delhi: Mostly Harmless puts a firm finger on the electric pulse of Delhi.