Rana Dasgupta

Born in Canterbury in 1971 and educated at Oxford University, Rana Dasgupta quit his job at a consulting firm in New York City in 2000 and moved to Delhi, at a time when the semi-recent “liberalization” of the economy had “opened the country to global flows of products, media, and capital.” He decided to write Capital about his adopted home to understand the fact that “no longer was the city building a paradise to inspire the world; now it was trying to pull itself back from the brink of hell.” Dasgupta is the author of the works of fiction Solo and Tokyo Cancelled.

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