India, Aug. 13 -- For the past three weeks, book vendor Sumit Verma has been running around helplessly knocking doors of every possible administrative officer working in the area where he had sold books for the last 20 years- Daryaganj. Ever since the Sunday book market was shut down on the orders of the High Court, he has lost out on his sole source of income, and has been collecting as many documents and evidence as possible to demand that the market consisting of over 250 book sellers be declared a heritage market.

"In fact the 2007 MCD policy with regard to street vendors clearly mentions the Sunday book market was declared as a natural market which is providing an opportunity to have avid readers to purchase books at low cost. We wa...