As India goes to the polls, we go to Delhi to learn about the rush of new fiction in English and how opening the economy has transformed the city in only 20 years. Features Aman Sethi, Manil Suri and Rana Dasgupta

Rana_Dasgupta_smallAs India prepares to begin a general election, we go to Delhi to learn more about the world’s biggest democracy through its writers. Anu Anand rummages through stalls selling Hindui pulp fiction and hears how a new generation is forging its own literary language not only from English and Hindi but from combinations of all the dialects spoken on the streets of this buzzing city.

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anushaAnusha Rizvi, the celebrated director of Peepli [Live], is adapting  Sea Of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh and The Free Man by  Aman Sethi (Times of India)

After Peepli [Live], Anusha Rizvi and her husband Mahmood Farooqui had announced another film, Opium, based on the novel Sea Of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh.

Anusha told The Time of India that the script has been ready but they are still looking for financiers to back the project.