The Delhi Walla Books – Portraits is Published
The fourth and the final volume.
[Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi]
On the evening of June 6, 2011, The Delhi Walla received a small parcel from HarperCollins India. It was the fourth and final volume of The Delhi Walla series of books. Portraits, hot off the press. The earlier three volumes – Monuments, Hangouts, Food + Drinks – were published in 2010. (Those books are selling extremely well and the publishing house will come out with their second editions.)
With the Portraits finally in my hands, I immediately took an auto-rickshaw to show it to some of the many people associated with the making of this volume. Later, in the night, I went to the sufi shrine of Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya and presented the copy to the saint. The book is now blessed.
People of the book
At Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya’s tomb
[The sixth picture is by Marina Bang.]