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‘Govind Puri, in South Delhi, is home to the mod­estly as­pi­ra­tional. Peo­ple move through its al­leys with a sense of pur­pose. Young men press by on mo­tor­bikes; screechy horns an­nounce their ar­rival. Acrid fumes linger. Uni­formed chil­dren bus­tle past. Houses are neat but ram­shackle, their ceil­ings low. In the tiny, sin­gle-roomed home of Bhim Joshi, one’s eyes need a mo­ment to ad­just af­ter the bright sun­shine out­side. It con­tains one bed, one chair and one low-en­ergy bulb hang­ing from a cord. A fan blows hot dust onto blue walls.’

ADAM ROBERTS

SU­PER­FAST PRIME­TIME: UL­TI­MATE NA­TION (2017)

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