The photographic evocation has now got two new additions with Nizamuddin and Mehrauli in the list as well along with the initial six in the very first edition. The language is poetic — it blends into the Lewis’ visible love for the unexplored side of these places in the Capital. The research is immaculate — it includes details that you were oblivious to or never bothered knowing. On top of that, the presentation is irresistibly enticing — you can’t stop yourself from flipping through it until you are done. The book presents a slice of life from these eight pockets of the rapidly urbanising metropolis. It artistically captures in black and white, and colour the calm and gleam of innate happiness that cloaks the life of those, who still reside in these areas keeping their roots intact. A perfect coffee table book, this one is for keeps and a must have if you are as fond of your city as the authors.
Book: Delhi’s Historic VillagesAuthors: Charles Lewis and Karoki LewisPublisher: PenguinPrice: Rs. 1499