A rickshaw puller's feral lust will lead him to a metamorphosis so bizarre no one will believe him.
A scrap metal collector's life is changed dramatically by a piece of metal.
A local perfumer holds the power of love, lust, death and life in his attars.
A gay man finds himself being drawn to a djinn in the ruins of an old Delhi fort.
A sculptor brings his dead love back to life, but with unexpected results.
With stories that are both terrifying and enticing, The Rickshaw Reveries takes one into the bizarre and fantastic, while exploring Delhi's many subterranean truths. Delinquents, drug peddlers, rickshaw wallas, and Khan Market diplomats – all find themselves at home here. A bold debut collection, this is Delhi at its primal best.
Ipshita Nath teaches English literature at University of Delhi, and is pursuing her doctoral research with the Department of English, Jamia Millia Islamia. She has an abiding fondness for Victorian literature as well as early twentieth century American works. She is particularly fascinated by the city - Delhi, and constantly explores the different facets of urban spaces by walking, touring, and exploring. She has written and published several research papers, and has given presentations at various national and international conferences.