Akashic Books, 2009 - Fiction - 297 pages
“Delhi Noir has no lack of true-to-life characters getting twisted, mangled and discarded. Which is why, like the proverbial train wreck, even as you cringe, you won't be able to look away.”—San Francisco Chronicle
“This book is a chance to get a fix on some of India's best crime writers, most of whom are totally unknown in North America. Like the rest of this superb series (Brooklyn Noir, L.A. Noir, Toronto Noir, etc.), we are introduced to the city by stories set in locations iconic to the city. In the case of Delhi, that means we go to come very dark spots indeed.”—Globe & Mail
Brand new stories by: Irwin Allan Sealy, Omair Ahmad, Radhika Jha, Ruchir Joshi, Nalinaksha Bhattacharya, Meera Nair, Siddharth Chowdhury, Mohan Sikka, Palash K. Mehrotra, Hartosh Singh Bal, Hirsh Sawhney, Tabish Khair, Uday Prakash, and Manjula Padmanabhan.
The eyes of the world are gazing at India—the world's largest democracy. But the books you read about this Asian giant only show part of the picture.
Editor Hirsh Sawhney has written for the Times Literary Supplement, the Guardian, Time Out New York, Outlook, and the Indian Express. He splits his time between Delhi and Brooklyn.
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RADHIKA JHA Lodhi Gardens
IRWIN ALLAN SEALY Delhi Ridge
RUCHIR JOSHI Nizamuddin West
NALINAKSHA BHATTACHARYA R K Puram
MOHAN SIKKA Paharganj
SIDDHARTH CHOWDHURY Delhi University
PALASH KRISHNA MEHROTRA Defence Colony