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Delhi : Unknown Tales of a City

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ISBN: 9789351941255
Released: May 2015

Delhi : Unknown Tales of a City

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Book Summary of Delhi : Unknown Tales of a City

Ronald Vivian Smith is an author of personal experiences-a rare breed to find in a time when even journalists hesitate to put pen to paper without scanning through the Internet. A definitive voice when it comes to some known and unknown tales and an inspiration to a new generation of city-scribes, Smith is a master-chronicler of Delhi’s myriad realities.

Among the capitals most ardent lovers, Smith believes in the power of observation and interaction. His travels across Delhi, most often in a DTC bus, examine the big and small curiosities seamlessly juxtaposing the past with the present. Be it the pride he encounters in the hutments of one of Chandni Chowks age-old beggar families, or his ambling walks around Delhi’s now-dilapidated cemeteries, Smith paints with his words a city full of magic and history. This anthology features short essays on the Indian sultanate, its fall after the British Raj and its resurrection to become what it is today the National Capital Territory of Delhi.M

No amount of bookish knowledge can compete with the sort of insights and real, lived memories he [Smith] has.Rakshanda Jalil, LiveMint. When it comes to writing on monuments of Delhi known, little known or unknown no one does a better job than R.V. Smith.Khushwant Singh, Hindustan Times?'

About the Author

Ronald Vivian Smith is an alumnus of St. John’s College, Agra and began writing as a teenager in 1954. He has authored many books, including four on Delhi, a romantic novel, Jasmine Nights & The Taj, three volumes of poetry, a collection of ghost yarns and a profile of the eighteenth-century Smith family he is descended from. As a septuagenarian he does not spend time on an easy-chair but in surveying out-of-the-way places for unusual stories that form the grist for weekly newspaper columns, ‘Quaint Corner’ and ‘Down Memory Lane’. This publication of his completes the proverbial baker’s dozen.

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Author: R. V. Smith
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Price: 295.0000
Our Price: 212.0000
You Save: Rs. 83(28%)
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Delivered In: 5-7 Business Days
Language: Paperback, English