City Books – Tintin in Delhi, Around Town
Travails in India.
[By Mayank Austen Soofi; the above photo was taken in Calcutta]
Tintin has been to Delhi.
A creation of Belgian cartoonist Hergé, the famous reporter-adventurer has traveled across the world, including India.
Sadly, the red-haired hero and his fox terrier Snowy did not meet with any memorable adventure here; they only spent three hours in Delhi on way to Kathmandu. As most hurry-hurry tourists to our city, they dutifully visited the Qutub Minar and the Red Fort. They also had to deal with one of our rather gutsy stray cows.
The Delhi Walla walked past the boy and his dog on the early pages of Tintin in Tibet, first published in the book form in 1960.