Delirious City
Polity & Vanity in Urban India
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This book grew out of a grainy combination of despair and delight that afflicts the residents of every Indian city. Delirious City is as much a collision of various mediums as it is of mixed messages, concocted out of a desperate urge to make sense of the City, its residents, their aspirations, and their perennial expectations. Its aim is to rile and provoke the reader with a disparate arc of writing, drawing, painting, sculpture, and architecture, and relieve the mood in satire

Gautam  Bhatia
Gautam Bhatia

Gautam Bhatia graduated in Fine Arts and went on to get a Master’s degree in Architecture. A Delhi-based architect and artist, he has written extensively on architecture, and has received several awards for his artwork and buildings.

Apart from the biography Laurie Baker: Life, Work, and Writings and various other publications, he is the author of Punjabi Baroque, Silent Spaces, and Malaria Dreams—a trilogy that focuses on the cultural and social aspects of architecture.

Bhatia has participated in a number of one-man and group shows and exhibitions in India and abroad, and his columns have appeared in Outlook magazine, Indian Express, and the New York Times. He is currently working on ‘Future Building: An Exhibition of Ideas for the Future City’.