Monday, April 12, 2010

Rana Dasgupta takes a journey across Delhi

After hogging the limelight for his epic tale Solo set in a conflict-ridden Bulgaria, author Rana Dasgupta has embarked on a journey to chronicle the intense changes being witnessed by a city people love to write about - Delhi.

The British-Indian writer, whose latest work has been adjudged as the best book for the South Asia and Europe region in the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, says it is interesting to note the forces that are at play in a fast changing and densely populated capital city.

Two novels old, Dasgupta, who is already working on his third book, has also for the first time broken into the genre of non-fiction.

"My next book is not a novel, its a book of non-fiction, I am taking a kind of journey around Delhi, trying to interview a lot people and trying to know what kinds of forces are in play in the city," he told PTI in an interview.

Born in the UK, the 38-year old author whose first book Tokyo Cancelled was shortlisted for the 2005 John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, is based in Delhi since the last nine years, and says his next book would in a way document the lives of people living in the city.

Full report here Outlook

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