City Book – Nobody Can Love You More, GB Road
The first book on Delhi’s red-light district.
[By Mayank Austen Soofi]
In GB Road, Delhi’s red light district, the women of Kotha No. 300 raise their children; visit temples, shrines and mosques; complain about pimps and brothel owners; cook for their lovers; listen to film songs; and solicit customers.
Following the habits of those at No. 300, Nobody Can Love You More paints an intimate portrait of people who have been shepherded by circumstance into living extraordinary lives.
Amid the sordid and routine minutiae of brothel life, The Delhi Walla is shown the cruel and the compassionate, the carefree and the transcendent.
With faithful impressions and black & white photographs, I attempt to tenderly sketch GB Road’s transient world of figures who emerge and recede in all their resilience and fragility.
The book will be published by Penguin India in November 2012.
Nobody Can Love You More, a book by The Delhi Walla