RV Smith, Sadia Dehlvi and Rakhshanda Jalil.
[Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi]
It is to be a rare evening. Three great living chroniclers of Delhi will come together on stage to chat about their lives in the capital.
It is true that authors RV Smith, Sadia Dehlvi and Rakhshanda Jalil often hang out together in the privacy of their drawing rooms to gossip about the city and its famous inhabitants. But it’s probably the first time that they would do the same in front of people.
To celebrate the publication of Mr Smith’s book, Delhi: Unknown Tales of a City, the three authors will stage a conversation deliciously titled ‘Dilli Ke Teen Yaar’ (‘The three friends of Delhi’).
“We will have fun talking to ourselves,” Ms Jalil told The Delhi Walla. “We’ll pretend we are sitting in my living room and talking to each other. Smith Sahab, Sadia and I shall chat about Delhi and our experiences of discovering the city.”
And be gossipy as always.
Time & Place 6 pm, Wednesday, 19 August, Oxford Bookstore, Connaught Place
Three Delhi friends