City of Djinns

City of Djinns

A Year in Delhi

Book - 2005
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âe~Could you show me a djinn?âe(tm) I asked. âe~Certainly,âe(tm) replied the Sufi. âe~But you would run away.âe(tm)

From the author of the Samuel Johnson prize shortlisted âe~The Return of a Kingâe(tm), this is William Dalrympleâe(tm)s captivating memoir of a year spent in Delhi, a city watched over and protected by the mischievous invisible djinns. Lodging with the beady-eyed Mrs Puri and encountering an extraordinary array of characters âe" from elusive eunuchs to the last remnants of the Raj âe" William Dalrymple comes to know the bewildering city intimately.

He pursues Delhiâe(tm)s interlacing layers of history along narrow alleys and broad boulevards, brilliantly conveying its intoxicating mix of mysticism and mayhem.

âe~City of Djinnsâe(tm) is an astonishing and sensitive portrait of a city, and confirms William Dalrymple as one of the most compelling explorers of Indiaâe(tm)s past and present.

Publisher: London : Harper Perennial, 2005, c1993.
ISBN: 9780006375951
Branch Call Number: 954.5605 DAL
Characteristics: 350 p. : ill., map ; 20cm.

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soblessed59 Jun 10, 2012

Exceptionally Skilled Writing Made Me Love Learning The History And Culture Of Delhi,India
City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi was a total delight to read.I loved how it was like each page was a dicovery of a new tidbit, a new treasure of insight.The humor was also a delightful surprise.Has awakened a thirst to read more about colonial and modern India.

Very highly recommended! :D

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