City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi

City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi

William Dalrymple


 Sparkling with irrepressible wit, City of Djinns peels again the layers of Delhi's centuries-old historical past, revealing a rare array of characters alongside the way-from eunuchs to descendants of serious Moguls. With refreshingly open-minded interest, William Dalrymple explores the seven "dead" towns of Delhi in addition to the 8th city—today's Delhi. Underlying his quest is the legend of the djinns, fire-formed spirits which are acknowledged to guarantee the city's Phoenix-like regeneration regardless of what percentage occasions it really is destroyed. enjoyable, interesting, and informative, City of Djinns is an impossible to resist mix of study and experience.

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