Delhi By Heart: Impressions of a Pakistani Traveller by Raza Rumi isn�t a book recording the many monuments and places of tourist interest that adorn Delhi. Instead, Raza Rumi gives a research based account of the capital city.
Rumi is a development professional and a writer who is associated with Jinnah Institute in Pakistan. Jinnah Institute is responsible for framing public policy. Rumi has travelled to Delhi on many occasions and has fallen in love with the city. His reasons for falling in love with the city are many, which include the city being the breeding ground for Urdu and the burial place of Sufi saints as well.
Over the course of many visits to the Indian capital, he has made many friends. There is Sadia Dehlvi, who is a philosopher and a guide to Rumi. Sadia has married a Pakistani and spent more than a few years in Pakistan�s capital, Islamabad. She loves Urdu, just like Rumi, and introduces him to a prolific Indian writer, Khushwant Singh, who also holds Urdu in great regard.
Then there is Rakhshanda Jalil, a scholar who holds a very senior position in Jamia Milia Islamia University in Delhi. She has translated several works of Urdu into English. In the course of his journey, Rumi also meets Qurratulain Hyder, an author and painter; as well as Irfan Habib, a historian who admires the contribution of Bhagat Singh to the freedom of India. The book is interspersed with interesting characters that the author meets on his way, such as the quintessential Delhi taxi driver.
Delhi by Heart: Impressions of a Pakistani Traveller is Raza�s first book - a book characterized by his pluralisms. The book has been published by Harper and is available to order online. The paperback edition of the book is listed with ISBN-10 number of 9350294184 and ISBN-13 number of 978-9350294185.