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City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi By William Dalrymple

City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi
by William Dalrymple

`Could you show me a djinn?' I asked. `Certainly,' replied the Sufi. `But you would run away.'

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`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 the beady-eyed Mrs Puri and encountering an extraordinary array of characters - from elusive eunuchs to the last remnants of the Raj - William Dalrymple comes to know the bewildering city intimately. He pursues Delhi's interlacing layers of history along narrow alleys and broad boulevards, brilliantly conveying its intoxicating mix of mysticism and mayhem. `City of Djinns' is an astonishing and sensitive portrait of a city, and confirms William Dalrymple as one of the most compelling explorers of India's past and present.

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GOR001347536
City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi
William Dalrymple
Used - Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
1994-04-11
352
0006375952
9780006375951
Winner of Thomas Cook Travel Book Award 1994
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.