Swati Janu

Swati Janu is an architect, writer, and community artist based in Delhi whose work engages with housing rights and urban informality in Indian cities.

A man kneels in front of his books. In front of signs in English and Hindi that refer to his terms for pricing and selling.

Is Delhi’s Book Market Too ‘Messy’ for a Modernizing City?

The modernizing government in Delhi is taking aim at the city’s characteristic street culture, including the book market that has charmed passersby for decades.