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City of Djinns : A Year in Delhi
by William Dalrymple and Olivia Fraser


Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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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  • ISBN-13: 9780142001004
  • ISBN-10: 0142001007
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Publish Date: April 2003
  • Page Count: 352
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP


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