An insider's view
I've seen other books about first experiences in India, and there's still that feeling of an outsider looking in. Dave's book is refreshingly different - his writing puts across a sense of belonging, and a love for the city (that is sadly not shared among a majority of Indians, for whom it will remain the rape capital).
Move over, Lonely Planet. Whether you're a first time visitor or a long time resident, you will love this book. The hilarious accounts of travel by auto and bargaining in shops are interspersed with thoughtful commentary on culture and comparisons with NYC, the author's previous home.
For an ex Delhiite like me, the book brought on incredible amounts of nostalgia for places and experiences.
A must read.
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