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City of Djinns:A year in Delhi.

William Dalrymple

City of Djinns:A year in Delhi.

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Published by Penguin Books in New Delhi .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Pagination350p. ;
Number of Pages350
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16177849M
ISBN 100143031066
OCLC/WorldCa241291029


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'City of Djinns: a year in Delhi" is probably the finest book on the city of Delhi covering mostly its recent history of years. It is lovingly and passionately researched and is embellished with endearing encounters.

The author spends a whole year in Delhi in and researches for four more years to produce this gem of a book/5(). Peeling back the layers of Delhi’s centuries-old history, City of Djinns is an irresistible blend of research and adventure.

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 /5(). `City of Djinns' offers us a history of Delhi that gradually draws us back in time as the book progresses, interspersed with an account of the authors own time living there.

There are beautiful watercolour illustrations throughout that were painted by the authors wife and which are reproduced in /5(). In Dalrymple moved to Delhi where he lived for six years researching his second book, "City of Djinns," which won the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award and the "Sunday Times" Young British Writer of the Year Award.

He is married to the artist Olivia Fraser, and they have three children. They now divide their time between London and Delhi.4/5(17). - Buy City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi book online at best prices in India on Read City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi book reviews & author details and more at Free delivery on qualified orders/5().

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The book opens with the arrival of Dalrymple in Delhi and slowly embarks on the journey of uncovering the history of Delhi in a reverse chronological order. It is written in the form of a novel than a travel. Buy City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi New Ed by Dalrymple, William (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

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With refreshingly open-minded curiosity, William Dalrymple /5(). Peeling back the layers of Delhi’s centuries-old history, City of Djinns is an irresistible blend of research and ing 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.

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Description of the book "City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi": 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.

Download Peeling back the layers of Delhi’s centuries-old history, City of Djinns is an irresistible blend of research and adventure. 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.

Author: William Dalrymple Pages: Published in the year: Publishers: Penguin Genre: Non-fiction/ Memoir For Dalrymple, who has come to acquire the status of a formidable travel writer today, it was City Of Djinns that marked the beginning of his fascination with Mughal history.

For the book, part travelogue and memoir, the author spent nearly a year in Delhi unravelling the city's. In Dalrymple moved to Delhi where he lived for six years researching his second book, City of Djinns, which won the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award and the Sunday Times Young British Writer of the Year : Penguin Publishing Group.

The City Of Djinns: A Year In Delhi By William Dalrymple. Picture Credits: the_ron_man. This part memoir and part travelogue written by British author William Dalrymple as the result of a year-long stay in New Delhi is about the historical capital and its stories floating at every nook and corner.

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A riveting description of a year spent in Delhi. A fascinating portrait of a city with an array of amazing characters. This book really describes the city, its magical and interesting nature both past and present.

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Meeting an extraordinary array of characters, from the city's elusive eunuchs to the embattled descendants of the great. City of Djinns' a year in Delhi by William Dalrymple.

Legends of the fire spirits by Robert Lebling. All image used that are not my own are used in the fair use licence and IP of the owners. It is this, the enthralling and enigmatic features of this ancient-modern city, that William Dalrymple sets out to trace in City of Djinns, and he manages to do it with such pleasing success that henceforth defenders of the city can use his book as a club to beat off Delhi-haters.

Dalrymple's affair with Delhi began when he arrived here as a callow seventeen-year-old backpacker, and stayed on Author: Tarun J Tejpal. The complete name of the book is City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi and it tells us all about the content of the book as well.

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Released init was the result of a year-long stay in New Delhi, and explores the centuries of history present in the city. Part memoir and part travelogue, it paints Author: Malavika Kumar. Get this from a library. City of Djinns: a year in Delhi. [William Dalrymple] -- "When he was seventeen, William Dalrymple visited Delhi and was transfixed by this ancient city's multiple layers of history, myth, and legend.

Five years after his first trip he returned, this time. ‘Could you show me a djinn?’ I asked. ‘Certainly,’ replied the Sufi. ‘But you would run away.’ From the author of the Samuel Johnson Prize-shortlisted ‘The Return of a King’, this is William Dalrymple’s captivating memoir of a year spent in Delhi, a city watched over and protected by the mischievous invisible djinns.

Lodging with. City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi Kindle Edition I raced through this history of Delhi which is written as a travel book tale of one year in The city. It taught me a lot and is full of the cultural and spiritual intensity of the place.

It is my fourth Dalrymple history book in a row, which probably accounts for /5(). Delhi is a city like no other, one which, in spite of being as old as time, is culturally dominated by relatively new dwellers.

Interspersed with accounts of meeting assorted Delhiwallahs including Sufis, eunuchs, Persian scholars and an Englishwoman who stays behind after the Raj's hasty exit, City of Djinns seeks out the essence of this ancient town in a travelogue like no other.

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At the outset, I must mention that I am big fan of the author’s. The book's description makes you think there will be an element of the supernatural interwoven into the story, the biography of the city of Delhi, in interesting ways.

I didn't find that. Instead this is a rambling look at the various layers and neighborhoods of the Delhi of today and on back for millennia.4/5(23). City of Djinns: a year of Delhi / William Dalrymple ; illustrations by Olivia Fraser. Includes index. eISBN: 1.

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As the author of the best travel book of recent years at the intensely irritating age of twenty-two, William Dalrymple has now shown that In Xanadu was no fluke.

City of Djinns is an entertaining mix of history and diary informed by a deep curiosity about the ways in which. Delhi is one of the best places to visit if you are looking for the perfect blend of diverse cultures. There are a few books that will help you explore the place better.

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