Photos: A capital in lockdown, photographed by Parul Sharma

"Dialects of Silence: Delhi Under Lockdown" by Parul Sharma is a photographer’s quest to seek Delhi’s deserted soul through the four months of lockdown during the Covid-19 pandemic, which continues to ravage the world. “This book began as a visual testament to Delhi all by itself, a city comforted by its own shadows,” writes Parul Sharma in her debut book.

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“Delhi’s oldest beacon of history, Qutub Minar where every child went on a school picnic, looks as forlorn and desolate as the lone cyclist pedalling during the first two weeks of the lockdown,” says Parul Sharma, the author of “Dialects of Silence: Delhi Under Lockdown.” (Parul Sharma)

“Delhi’s oldest beacon of history, Qutub Minar where every child went on a school picnic, looks as forlorn and desolate as the lone cyclist pedalling during the first two weeks of the lockdown,” says Parul Sharma, the author of “Dialects of Silence: Delhi Under Lockdown.” (Parul Sharma)

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The abandonment of Delhi’s migrant labourers was unbelievable. The padlocked black iron Guard’s trunk a throwback to the British era stuck out like an epitaph on Platform 10 of New Delhi Railway Station. (Parul Sharma)

The abandonment of Delhi’s migrant labourers was unbelievable. The padlocked black iron Guard’s trunk a throwback to the British era stuck out like an epitaph on Platform 10 of New Delhi Railway Station. (Parul Sharma)

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A young widow reading the Fatiha before her husbands freshly laid grave at The Muslim Burial Ground, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg. (Parul Sharma)

A young widow reading the Fatiha before her husbands freshly laid grave at The Muslim Burial Ground, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg. (Parul Sharma)

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“Named after the Duke of Connaught and built in the 1930s, Connaught Place’s majestic curving columns weave in and out of nooks and corners with legendary restaurants, movie theatres reminiscent and book stores.” (Parul Sharma)

“Named after the Duke of Connaught and built in the 1930s, Connaught Place’s majestic curving columns weave in and out of nooks and corners with legendary restaurants, movie theatres reminiscent and book stores.” (Parul Sharma)

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Dr. Rajesh Malhotra and his intrepid team of doctors, nurses and health workers, led by AIIMS director Dr. Randeep Guleria, saved hundreds of lives and became demigods we prayed to, as Delhi faced the fury of the virus. (Parul Sharma)

Dr. Rajesh Malhotra and his intrepid team of doctors, nurses and health workers, led by AIIMS director Dr. Randeep Guleria, saved hundreds of lives and became demigods we prayed to, as Delhi faced the fury of the virus. (Parul Sharma)

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The gentle courtesans of G.B. Road, Delhi’s red light street, stare into space struggling to survive without customers. (Parul Sharma)

The gentle courtesans of G.B. Road, Delhi’s red light street, stare into space struggling to survive without customers. (Parul Sharma)

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A doctor at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), takes a quick break to rest his feet before going back into the raging battles of the critical zone ward. (Parul Sharma)

A doctor at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), takes a quick break to rest his feet before going back into the raging battles of the critical zone ward. (Parul Sharma)

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