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This lucid, well-researched account reaches back into ancient history, encompasses recent political and economic events, and makes a passionate plea for protecting the Ridge as a forested commons open to all city-dwellers.
“Fractured Forest, Quartzite City: A History of Delhi and its Ridge by Thomas Crowley is the first book about Delhi that in its very title summons our attention to the land beneath our feet… his style undoubtedly demands his readers sit up and think.”
“Lucid and well-researched…Fractured Forest Quartzite City is an absorbing and engaging read on the subject of urban development.”
“This exhaustively researched book is a must-read for anyone interested in Delhi—and its tumultuous relationship with its most prominent physical asset—the Ridge.”