City of Djinns

City of Djinns

A Year in Delhi

Format
ePub
Price
$12.99
 
Additional Formats
  • ePub
  • ISBN 9781101127018
  • 352 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult

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.

City of Djinns

City of Djinns

William Dalrymple

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