The Delhi Walla Books – The Guardian on the Boxed Set
Among the world’s best quirky guidebooks.
[By Mayank Austen Soofi]
The UK-based The Guardian daily calls The Delhi Walla books as one of “the best quirky guidebooks from around the world.”
Writing in the newspaper, London-based literary walker Henry Eliot says:
The Delhi Walla is Delhi’s most idiosyncratic and eccentric website,” writes author William Dalrymple. The man behind the sprawling blog is Mayank Austen Soofi… who has produced these four Delhi Walla books covering the best monuments, food, hangouts and people in the city. These beautifully designed paeans to the city delve into places most international travel guides don’t reach, from the Agrasen ki Baoli step well, a stunning ancient water source at the heart of a busy financial district, to the best place for chicken momos and a strawberry lassi. Soofi has spent a lifetime exploring Delhi’s winding gallis and secret bastis, and his deep knowledge lends an intimacy to his poetic descriptions and grainy photographs.
Published in August 2013, The Guardian’s complete list is:
1. The Best Places To Kiss In Paris
2. Venice: Botteghe
3. Hidden New York
4. The Casual Cyclist’s Guide to Melbourne
5. The Delhi Walla Boxed Set
6. Copenhagen from Noma + Momondo
7. Weird Chicago
8. Prague: Artěl Style
Click here to read the full story in the The Guardian.
Are there any plans for publication in UK?
I do hope so as I am not in India until next July.
They look terrific…
Thank you, Chris. There are no such plans presently but you may order them from amazon.com.
Congratulations on the Guardian piece!
I got my copy of “Hangouts” (a little more than 2 years ago now…time flies!) from printsasia.com out of New York. Their website states they ship worldwide.
Oh, Bill. If you had to get one, you should have gone for ‘The Delhi Walla – Portraits’. That’s my favroite.
It wasn’t available at the time.
Anyway, now I have a good excuse to use the 7% discount coupon printsasia sent me by email yesterday. Quelle coïncidence!
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