(This was commissioned by Raghu Karnad for Time Out Delhi, and created by Akila Seshayee, who patiently accommodated a growing list of quotes. The great Dilli novel may remain elusive, but the city has always been home to all kinds of writers. Nayantara Sahgal mapped Lutyens’ Delhi just after Independence. Ghalib watched the kite-fliers and the pigeon-fanciers, just as Ahmed Ali would years later. Krishna Sobti, Rana Dasgupta, Ibn Battuta, Ruchir Joshi, Samit Basu, Jeet Thayil, Amitav Ghosh, Khushwant Singh: barsati or haveli or Gurgaon flat, Delhi made room for everyone.)

Literary map for Time Out, designed by Akila Seshayee