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Delhi: Adventures in a Megacity

Delhi: Adventures in a Megacity
  • Author(s): Sam Miller
  • Location(s): Delhi
  • Genre(s): Travelogue
  • Era(s): Modern

The author trips up over rough pavements, crosses highways, clambers onto rooftops and over 500-million-year-old rocks as he brings this city to life in the pages of his book.

The Association of Small Bombs

The Association of Small Bombs
  • Author(s): Karan Mahajan
  • Location(s): Delhi
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Lae 20th Century

On a hot May day in 1996 a car bomb detonates in a Delhi marketplace. Just a ‘small’ bomb, but it is fatal for two Khurana school boys. Their friend Mansoor survives the blast bearing the physical and psychological...

A Bad Character

A Bad Character
  • Author(s): Deepti Kapoor
  • Location(s): Delhi
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

My boyfriend died when I was twenty-one. His body was left lying broken in the highway out of Delhi while the sun rose in the desert to the east. I wasn’t there, I never saw it. But plenty of...

A Free Man

A Free Man
  • Author(s): Aman Sethi
  • Location(s): Delhi
  • Genre(s): Nonfiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Every morning in Sadar Bazaar, one of the oldest markets in Delhi, a gang of men gather looking for work in the building trade. For five years, Aman Sethi shared their lives, and in particular that of Mohammed Ashraf....

More Bodies Will Fall

More Bodies Will Fall
  • Author(s): Ankush Saikia
  • Location(s): Delhi, Manipur, Nagaland
  • Genre(s): Mystery, Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): present day

A girl from north-east India is murdered in Delhi. The main suspect is her ‘Indian’ boyfriend, but there isn’t enough evidence to prove his guilt. Amid a growing outcry about police neglect and racial injustice, detective Arjun Arora reluctantly...

Remember Death

Remember Death
  • Author(s): Ankush Saikia
  • Location(s): Mumbai (Bombay), Delhi, Luknow, Manali
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Detective Arjun Arora is summoned to Mumbai to track down an airhostess who has allegedly killed a bar dancer and vanished with a large sum of money. The search for Agnes Pereira leads Arjun on a nationwide hunt. But...

The Case of the Love Commandos (Vish Puri 4)

The Case of the Love Commandos (Vish Puri 4)
  • Author(s): Tarquin Hall
  • Location(s): Agra, Delhi, Luknow
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

When Ram and Tulsi fall in love, the young woman’s parents are dead set against the union. She’s from a high-caste family: he’s an Untouchable, from the lowest strata of Indian society. Young Tulsi’s father locks her up and...

The Case of the Man who Died Laughing

The Case of the Man who Died Laughing
  • Author(s): Tarquin Hall
  • Location(s): Delhi
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Tarquin Hall’s second novel is a great read for those interested in India, its people, and its customs. It features Vish Puri a 50 year old detective in Delhi with a large family who often features in his sleuthing....

The Case of the Missing Servant (Vish Puri 1)

The Case of the Missing Servant (Vish Puri 1)
  • Author(s): Tarquin Hall
  • Location(s): Delhi
  • Genre(s): Crime, Humour
  • Era(s): Modern

We plunge into the intimate life of Indian culture, with Vish Puri, skilled detective, and through him experience the bowels of Indian life. This debut finds him checking out the suspiciously squeaky-clean groom of the daughter of a strict...

City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi

City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi
  • Author(s): William Dalrymple
  • Location(s): Delhi
  • Genre(s): Travelogue
  • Era(s): Modern

A riveting description of a year spent in Delhi. A fascinating portrait of a city with an array of amazing characters. This book really describes the city, its magical and interesting nature both past and present.

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Enter the 2021TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

Judges include Victoria Hislop and Rosanna Ley

First Prize of £1,000 / US$1,350

Prizes total £1,750 / US$2,362 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 6th November 2021