City of Djinns
A Year in Delhi
ISBN 9780142001004 | 352 pages | 25 Mar 2003 | Penguin | 5.19 x 7.59in | 18 - AND UP
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A dazzling tour of Delhi—to tie in with the publication of White Mughals from Viking
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.
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