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The Resource Capital : the eruption of Delhi, Rana Dasgupta

Capital : the eruption of Delhi, Rana Dasgupta

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Capital : the eruption of Delhi
Title
Capital
Title remainder
the eruption of Delhi
Statement of responsibility
Rana Dasgupta
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
"Capital is an intimate portrait of the city of Delhi which bears witness to the extraordinary transmogrification of India's capital. But it also offers a glimpse of what capitalism will become in the coming, post-Western world. The story of Delhi is a parable for where we are all headed. The boom following the opening up of India's economy plunged Delhi into a tumult of destruction and creation: slums and markets were ripped down, and shopping malls and apartment blocks erupted from the ruins. Many fortunes were made, and in the glassy stores nestled among the new highways, customers paid for global luxury with bags of cash. But the transformation was stern, abrupt and fantastically unequal, and it gave rise to strange and bewildering feelings. The city brimmed with ambition and rage. Violent crimes stole the headlines. Dasgupta takes us through a series of encounters - with billionaires and bureaucrats, drug dealers and metal traders, slum dwellers and psychoanalysts - which plunge us into Delhi's intoxicating, and sometimes terrifying, story of capitalist transformation. Together these people comprise a generation on the cusp, like that of Gilded Age New York: who they are, and what they want, says a tremendous amount about what the world will look like in the rest of the twenty-first century. Interweaving over a century of history with his personal journey, Dasgupta presents us with the first literary portrait of one of the twenty-first century's fastest-growing megalopolises - a dark and uncanny portrait that gives us insights, too, as to the nature of our own - everyone's - shared, global future. "--
Summary
Drawing on a series of remarkable meetings that explore the attitudes, lives, hopes and dreams of this new class, a Commonwealth Prize-winning author examines the growth of the global elite since the economic liberalization of 1991, which has transformed Delhi into a mecca of capitalism and excess.
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10311724
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DLC
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1971-
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Dasgupta, Rana
Dewey number
330.954/56
Index
index present
LC call number
HC438.D4
LC item number
D37 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban
  • Delhi (India)
  • Delhi (India)
  • Capitalism
  • Elite (Social sciences)
  • Wealth
Target audience
adult
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the eruption of Delhi
Label
Capital : the eruption of Delhi, Rana Dasgupta
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ftp://ppftpuser:welcome@ftp01.penguingroup.com/BooksellersandMedia/Covers/2008_2009_New_Covers/9781594204470.jpg
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn878224495
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781594204470
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014005338
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)878224495
Label
Capital : the eruption of Delhi, Rana Dasgupta
Link
ftp://ppftpuser:welcome@ftp01.penguingroup.com/BooksellersandMedia/Covers/2008_2009_New_Covers/9781594204470.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn878224495
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781594204470
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014005338
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)878224495

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