By Rana Dasgupta,

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**Winner of the 2017 Ryszard Kapuscinski Award for Literary Reportage**

**Short-listed for the Orwell Prize and for the Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize**

An extraordinary portrait of the fastest-growing city in the world-and the rise of a new global elite

Since the opening up of India's economy in 1991,…

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1 author picked Capital as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

It reads like a great novel but is a great work of non-fiction. The subject is India’s capital as it undergoes massive change and growing polarization. The book gets under the surface of change to reveal some of its costs and consequences. The book is a great blend of reportage, political critique, and sympathetic accounts of the varied citizenry, from the very wealthy to the very poor. A fascinating and empathetic account of rapid change in one of the city's largest cities in one of the world's most populous countries as it both fashions and is impacted by globalization. 

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