Author: C S H Jhabvala
Foreword/Introduction: James Ivory
Publisher: Roli Books
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788174365736
In old Delhi-New York Personal Views C.S.H. Jhabvala brings his wholly original, personal vision to both cities. Delhi with its crumbling stones preserved among the explosions of new technologies, New York with yesterday’s marvels of modernity trumped by today’s bigger and more astonishing ones.
He has the shrewd, sharp, critical and deeply affectionate eye of someone entirely familiar with both places through years of living in them. Combining to a superb degree the talents of artist and architect, he is as wittily disrespectful in his visual observation as in the accompanying text. This book is on many levels a uniquely delightful and historically valuable record of two wholly different cities shown here to be complex, exciting and each in its own way paradoxically, beautiful.