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City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi

Authors: Dalrymple, William
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: BIO026000, TRV010000, TRV003040
ISBN: 9781101127018, Related ISBNs: 0142001007, 1101127015, 9780142001004, 9781101127018
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 352,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: 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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