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City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi

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Publisher Comments:

 Sparkling with irrepressible wit, City of Djinns peels back the layers of Delhi's centuries-old history, revealing an extraordinary array of characters along the way-from eunuchs to descendants of great Moguls. With refreshingly open-minded curiosity, William Dalrymple explores the seven "dead" cities of Delhi as well as the eighth city—today's Delhi. Underlying his quest is the legend of the djinns, fire-formed spirits that are said to assure the city's Phoenix-like regeneration no matter how many times it is destroyed. Entertaining, fascinating, and informative, City of Djinns is an irresistible blend of research and adventure.

Book News Annotation:

First published in 1993 (by Harper Collins), this account of a year spent in Delhi is both personal and historical as Dalrymple (an author of other works on India) describes the people he associates with, great festivals (and their history), monuments and sites (and their history), the seasons, and the small details of everyday life. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

William Dalyrmple has written several highly acclaimed books, including the bestseller In Xanadu and From the Holy Mountain. In 1989 he moved to Delhi, where he lived for four years. His writings have appeared in the Spectator, the Observer Magazine, the Independent, and the Sunday Times Magazine.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780142001004
Author:
Dalrymple, William
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Dalrymple, William
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
General
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
History
Subject:
Asia - India
Subject:
Delhi
Subject:
Asia - India & South Asia
Subject:
Delhi (India) Description and travel.
Subject:
Delhi (India) Social life and customs.
Subject:
World History - India
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
108-2
Publication Date:
20030331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
7.92x5.02x.65 in. .52 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
History and Social Science » Asia » India » Ancient and General
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History and Social Science » World History » India
Travel » Asia » India
Travel » Travel Writing » Asia
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