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City Of Djinns: A Year In Delhi [Paperback-2005]
William Dalrymple
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Category:South Asian StudiesSouth Asian StudiesSouth Asian Studies-Sat
Publisher: Harper Perennial Uk | ISBN: 9780006375951 | Pages: 350

A scintillating memoir of a year spent in Delhi by one of the best young writers at work today. Alive with the mayhem of the present and sparkling with William Dalrymple s irrepressible wit, City of Djinns is a fascinating portrait of a city. Watched over and protected by the mischievous, invisible djinns, Delhi has, through their good offices, been saved from destruction many times over the centuries. With an extraordinary array of characters, from elusive eunuchs to the last remnants of the Raj, Dalrymple s second book is a unique and dazzling feat of research. Over the course of a year he comes to know the bewildering city intimately, and brilliantly conveys its magical nature, peeling back successive layers of history, and interlacing innumerable stories from Delhi s

About the Author

William Dalrymple was born in Scotland and brought up on the shores of the Firth of Forth. When he was twenty-two he wrote the highly acclaimed bestseller "In Xanadu," which was shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize. In 1989 Dalrymple moved to Delhi where he lived for six years researching his second book, "City of Djinns," which won the 1994 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.

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