In a prelude to my good intentions, I thought I would post this selection that Penguin sent out.
No one knows DELHI like we do!
Penguin India is proud to present the incredible
Featuring twenty-one fantastic books
on Delhi’s history, geography and culture!
Penguin India’s collection of must-read books on Delhi is not just the most varied and comprehensive list that any Indian publisher has; it also showcases every aspect of this fabulous and vibrant city—its history and contemporary urban legends, its celebrated sites and obscure byways, its flavours and flora. Just about every famous writer, scholar and traveller who has chronicled Delhi’s past and present and captured its unique mix of energy, diversity and resilience is to be found on Penguin India’s Delhi Bookshelf.
From anthologies to biographies and histories, from fiction to travel guides and books on food, Penguin’s Delhi Bookshelf covers the entire gamut of experiences associated with the capital metropolis.
The anthologies, City Improbable, Celebrating Delhi, Finding Delhi and Trickster City, have Delhi’s best writers portraying the city’s different localities and people, the famous and the obscure alike. The biographies, Sam Miller’s Delhi: Adventures in a Megacity, William Dalrymple’s City of Djinns and Ranjana Sengupta’s Delhi Metropolitan map the newer Delhis, bringing its many chameleon faces to life. The glorious, technicolour Mughal past is celebrated in Mahmood Farooqui’s Beseiged: Voices from Delhi 1857, William Dalrymple’s The Last Mughal: The Fall of a Dynasty, Delhi, 1857 and Pavan Varma’s Ghalib, The Man, The Times.
In fiction, Khushwant Singh’s Delhi: A Novel, Nayantara Sahgal’s A Situation in New Delhi, Omair Ahmad’s The Storyteller’s Tale and Sarnath Banerjee’s graphic novel Corridor are perceptive explorations of the city’s politics, myths and urban landscapes.
The DK Eyewitness Travel guide, Delhi Agra and Jaipur is both comprehensive and easy to use while The DK Eyewitness Top 10 Delhi will lead you straight to the best attractions the Indian capital has to offer. Whether you're looking for the most interesting historic buildings, the best places to eat or venues to see local performing arts: this guide is the perfect pocket sized companion. Rely on dozens of Top 10 lists for all budgets - from the Top 10 Bazaars of Old Delhi and the Top 10 Shops and Markets to the Top 10 Places of Worship, Restaurants, Parks and Gardens, Museums and Galleries and Bars and Clubs, there's even a handy phrase book!
Pradeep Krishen’s classic Trees of Delhi: A Field Guide is a wonderful evocation of Delhi’s unusual flora and seasons while Road to Commonwealth Games 2010 lays bare Delhi’s level of preparedness for the Games. Flavours of Delhi is a guide to the city’s tastes from street food to old family favourites; The Essential Delhi Cookbook has the most authentic and easy to follow recipes of traditional Delhi cuisine and finally from the famed kitchens of the legendary Moti Mahal restaurant, The Moti Mahal Cookbook: On the Butter Chicken Trail, which is replete with the original recipes of their signature dishes..
Penguin’s Delhi Bookshelf features a great selection of reading that visitors to the city as well as Delhi’s residents will be interested in looking at, especially now, when there is an international spotlight on the city.
View this wonderful collection of books, take part in exciting contests and win some great prizes, learn more about your city with interesting factoids on Delhi and much more in our specially created website www.penguinbooksindia.com/delhibookshelf. The Delhi Bookshelf is also available on Facebook and you can follow us on Twitter as well.
THE DELHI BOOKSHELF
Celebrating Delhi edited by Mala Dayal
City Improbable: Writings on Delhi edited by Khushwant Singh
Finding Delhi: Loss and Renewal in the Megacity edited by Bharati Chaturvedi
Trickster City: Writings from the Belly of the Metropolis translated by Shveta Sarda
City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi by William Dalrymple
Delhi: Adventures in a Megacity by Sam Miller
Delhi Metropolitan: The Making of an Unlikely City by Ranjana Sengupta
Besieged: Voices from Delhi 1857 compiled and translated by Mahmood Farooqui
Ghalib: The Man, The Times by Pavan K. Varma
The Last Mughal: The Fall of a Dynasty, Delhi, 1857 by William Dalrymple
Corridor: A Graphic Novel by Sarnath Banerjee
Delhi: A Novel by Khushwant Singh
A Situation in New Delhi by Nayantara Sahgal
The Storyteller’s Tale by Omair Ahmad
Eyewitness Travel: Delhi, Agra & Jaipur
Eyewitness Travel: Top 10 Delhi
The Essential Delhi Cookbook by Priti Narain
Flavours of Delhi: A Foodlover’s Guide by Charmaine O’Brien
The Moti Mahal Cookbook: On the Butter Chicken Trail by Monish Gujral
Road to Commonwealth Games 2010 by Sunil Yash Kalra
Trees of Delhi: A Field Guide by Pradip Krishen
For more information on the Delhi Bookshelf please contact
Hemali Sodhi at 4613 1400; firstname.lastname@example.org or
Rachna Kalra at 4613 1413; email@example.com
So, How Many Have YOU Read?