Capital: A Portrait of Twenty-First Century Delhi by Rana Dasgupta

By Rana Dasgupta

Capital is a compelling biography of a severely vital megacity, and the results of unexpected and all-consuming capitalist transformation.
At the flip of the twenty-first century acclaimed novelist Rana Dasgupta arrived within the Indian capital with a unmarried suitcase. He had no goal of staying for lengthy. however the urban beguiled him - he fell in love and in hate with it - and, fourteen years later, Delhi has develop into his home.
Capital tells the tale of Delhi's trip from walled urban to international urban. it's a tale of utmost wealth and gear, of land grabs and a cityscape replaced virtually past attractiveness. every little thing that used to be gradual, intimate and idiosyncratic has turn into speedy, massive and conventional; each point of lifestyles has been affected - for the negative, the center periods and the super-rich.
Through a chain of interesting own encounters Dasgupta takes us contained in the intoxicating, occasionally terrifying transformation of India's fastest-growing megacity, delivering an surprising 'report from the worldwide future'.

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Our aim with multiplicity is to try to 37 move away from the subject-object couple. This dualism flattens all of the multiplicities that are neither subject nor object. It's a radically materialist position, in the sense that we do not con­ sider the perspective that humans have of the world as the sole metaphysical truth. From this position, there is something that very much precedes the subject-object division. So what becomes interesting is to understand how the point of view of subjectiva­ tion establishes itself - the subjectivation of reality - and then also how human assemblages, social assemblages take hold of this reality.

It is this sense that is like crossing a border or traversing a valley. But is it about sense? In my case it seems to be connected to an idea of justice, duty or obligation. Even during a lived experience of discontinuity, if my condition is good, I can live without much consideration; but, if it is worse, I have to strive to thin� profoundly. Guattari: In order to not state that I am thinking, I would invoke indexes. Tanaka: I understand. But I think one doesn't have to call forth an index. I am always thinking without any pauses.

It's because of the fact that these two people, who both are individually encircled in themselves, in their families, in their egos, begin to see something else appear, some other possibility. Perhaps this possibility will be closed off again, recovered, or taken over by the form of the couple, by marriage, etc. But with love there is truly something other that is possible for me than the life I'm leading. And it is precisely this, which drives sexuality, which drives the caresses, the conflicts, jealousy, whatever you want.

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