Under Delhi is an angry and humorous novel by Sorabh Pant. It is a tongue-in-cheek satire on the issues of rape and sexual assault in India.
Summary of the Book
With his hilarious flair and blatant voice, Sorabh Pant writes about a girl’s tribulations with the issues of sexual assault and rape in Delhi. As wise politicians and holymen will soon tell you, girls who are raped are merely “asking for it”. They wear skimpy clothes and eat fast food and chow mein, all of which add to their sexual vibes. Women need to take care of how they dress in public, and to do this they may need to ask a certain president’s son for fashion advice. After all, he is only too willing to offer it for free despite his busy schedule. And, of course, there is always the failsafe. Call your would-be rapist “bhaiya” and he will be filled with brotherly remorse, letting you go free. These are all that any woman in Delhi needs to do to avoid being raped. Or, they could just ignore the words of these wise men and kick men right in the family jewels. Angry with the issues of rape, Tanya Bisht decides to do just that, over and under Delhi.
About Sorabh Pant
Sorabh Pant is an Indian stand-up comedian and writer best recognized for his hilarious shows all over India. He is best associated with his comedy specials: Pant on Fire and Traveling Pants as well as for founding The East India Co.medy, a comedy company which recruited some of India’s best known stand-up comedians.
Pant has also written a fictitious and comic novel on life after death in his debut: The Wednesday Soul.
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Manic Dark Humor
Witty one-liners with a routine premise
Bibin B A
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