This is one of the best books on Delhi by a staunch Delhi Walla.
It’s writer needs no introduction as he happens to be a noted pillar of Indian journalism.
Delhi traces story of a nondescript place that turns into Shahjahanabad and then again changed itself into Eduard lutyens’zone. It is the best city to explore hybrid culture of art and ghetto.
Khuswant Singh explains in his inimitable style about love affair between an ugly duckling aka a middle aged man and a hermaphrodite.
Critics may condemn it as a work of pulp fiction, which it isn’t but it comes across as a well researched masterpiece.
The learned author as delved into historical flaws of a very beautiful city. Right from marauding days of Balban, the Turk to modern times, he has touched every aspect of city life.
This is a good book but those with sensitive minds should read it care as its language is not appropriate .
But then ,one can ‘t ignore a hard truth- this is a great book by a man known for his malice towards none!