Capital the eruption of delhi also published as capital a portrait of twenty first century delhi is a 2014 book by british born indian based writer rana dasgupta background and synopsis capital is an exploration of the transformation of delhi since dasgupta first moved to the city in 2001 it explores the changes delhi has experienced since the boom of the indian economy particularly . I left delhi to come back home to the south in february last year at which time rana dasguptas capital was the in book it tells you something about delhi that theres such a thing as an in book but thats not the point in those days everyone with even mild literary inclinations was talking about it either reading it and talking about not reading it. Capital is a beautifully written study of a corrupt violent and traumatized city growing so fast it is almost unrecognizable to its own inhabitants an astonishing tour de force by a major writer at the peak of his powers it will do for delhi what suketu mehta so memorably did for bombay with maximum city praise for rana dasguptas solo. Capital is an intimate portrait of the city of delhi which bears witness to the extraordinary transmogrification of indias 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
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