Review: Delirious Delhi by Dave Prager

Delirious Delhi

by Dave Prager

‘Delhi exists in a kind of quantum state: in Delhi, all things are true at once.’

When the Big Apple no longer felt big enough, Dave and Jenny moved to a city of sixteen million people –
and, seemingly, twice that many horns honking at once. Delirious Delhi depicts India s capital as the two experienced it, from office life in the rising tech hubs to the traffic jam philosophy that keeps people sane
in the gridlock leading to them.

With only their sense of humour as their guide, Dave and Jenny set out to explore a city in which ancient stone monuments compete with glass-clad shopping malls to define the landscape. What follows is a top-to-bottom snapshot of a city in the thick of loud and accelerating change.

Anyone new to Delhi will have their understanding of it magnified by this book. And anyone who already knows Delhi will appreciate this candid tribute to a city that ‘s everything to everyone at the same time.

I recently moved to New Delhi with my hubby and three children, everything here is overwhelming, and interesting. Nothing is at all like it is back home in Australia. You are confronted on all fronts by every sense you have (and probably some you didn’t know that you had!) If you are thinking of moving to, or visiting New Delhi (or even India in general), then I would highly recommend reading this book. His observations and accounts are 100% accurate and straight to the point, and it is incredibly refreshing to know that what you are experiencing yourself is actually true!

I really liked the part in the book, where he mentions that within New Delhi there exists a parallel universe, this is so so true. The New Delhi that the foreigners experience is so vastly different from the New Delhi that the locals experience, that there are indeed two worlds living along side each other. And I don’t think any other country in the world could exist like that.

Published by: HarperCollins India

Recommended Retail: Approx $29.99 AUD

Recommended Age: 14+

My Rating: 4/5

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