Delhi Noir

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Hirsh Sawhney
Akashic Books, Aug 1, 2009 - Fiction - 306 pages
“This book is a chance to get a fix on some of India’s best crime writers” (The Globe and Mail, Toronto).
 
These fourteen original stories, from some of India’s most outstanding literary talents, take you into a world of sex in parks, male prostitution, and vigilante rickshaw drivers. Set in a city plagued by religious riots, soulless corporate dons, and murderous servants, this collection offers bone-chilling, mesmerizing take on the country’s chaotic capital, where opulence and poverty clash, and old-world values and the information age wage a constant battle.
 
Brand new stories by Irwin Allan Sealy, Omair Ahmad, Radhika Jha, Ruchir Joshi, Nalinaksha Bhattacharya, Meera Nair, Siddharth Chowdhury, Mohan Sikka, Palash Krishna Mehrotra, Hartosh Singh Bal, Hirsh Sawhney, Tabish Khair, Uday Prakash, and Manjula Padmanabhan.
 
“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 some very dark spots indeed.” —The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
 
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
 

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Contents

Title Page
OMAIR AHMAD Ashram
RADHIKAJHA Lodhi Gardens
IRWIN ALLAN SEALY Delhi Ridge
RUCHIRJOSHI Nizamuddin West
NALINAKSHA BHATTACHARYA R K Puram
MOHAN SIKKA Paharganj
SIDDHARTH CHOWDHURY Delhi University
MEERA NAIR Inter State Bus Terminal
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Hirsh Sawhney's writing has appeared in the New York Times Book Review, the Guardian, the Times Literary Supplement, the Financial Times, Outlook, and numerous other periodicals. He is the editor of Delhi Noir, a critically acclaimed anthology of original fiction, and is on the advisory board of Wasafiri, a London-based journal of international literature. He lives in New Haven, Connecticut, and teaches at Wesleyan University. He has taught English to asylum seekers in London and was the director of an adult education program that served undocumented immigrants in Cypress Hills, Brooklyn.

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