City Of Djinns : A Year In Delhi

Author: William Dalrymple
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  • : $10.00(NZD)
  • : 9780006375951
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Australia
  • : Flamingo
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  • : August 1999
  • : 197mm X 130mm X 25mm
  • : United Kingdom
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  • : books

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  • : William Dalrymple
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  • : Paperback
  • : New ed
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  • : English
  • : good
  • : 352
  • : 15 b/w illus
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Description

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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William Dalrymple was awarded "The Sunday Times" Young Writer of the Year Award in 1994. This book was awarded the 1994 Thomas Cook Travel Book Award.

Awards

Winner of Thomas Cook Travel Book Award 1994.