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City of Djinns

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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 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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Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

Kindle Book

  • Release date: August 13, 2009

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9781101127018
  • Release date: August 13, 2009

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9781101127018
  • File size: 2816 KB
  • Release date: March 25, 2003

Formats

Kindle Book
OverDrive Read
EPUB ebook

subjects

Travel Nonfiction

Languages

English

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 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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