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City of Djinns

by William Dalrymple

  • 161 Want to read
  • 29 Currently reading

Published by HarperCollins Publishers .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Travel writing,
  • 20th Century Description And Travel,
  • Travel,
  • Travel - Foreign,
  • India,
  • Asia - India,
  • Essays & Travelogues,
  • Delhi (India),
  • Description,
  • Description and travel,
  • Social life and customs

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages352
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9213484M
    ISBN 100006375952
    ISBN 109780006375951

    : City Of Djinns: A Year In Delhi () by Dalrymple and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great prices/5(K). City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi Kindle Edition `City of Djinns' offers us a history of Delhi that gradually draws us back in time as the book progresses, interspersed with an account of the authors own time living there. There are beautiful watercolour illustrations throughout that were painted by the authors wife and which are reproduced /5().

    City of Djinns is an entertaining mix of history and diary informed by a deep curiousity about the ways in which the ghosts of even the most distant past still walk in the twentieth century.''Christopher Lockwood, Daily Telegraph -Dalrymple has pulled it off again - At a time when the book of travels is beginning to lose its fashionable allure.   ‎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 /5(5).

    A charming portrait of the ancient Indian capital of Delhi by a talented young British travel writer. Dalrymple, whose debut book of travel writing, In Xanadu (not reviewed), received much praise, spent a year wandering around the dilapidated city of Delhi uncovering the layers of history found in its architectural and human ruins.   I read “City of Djinns” in January this year. It was my third Dalrymple after Nine Lives and White Mughals and I was naturally excited about what this book had to offer to the reader. At the outset, I must mention that I am big fan of the author’s.


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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/5(). But I found this book nowhere close to his "The last Mughal" both in terms of content and quality. Not sure what I would have thought of this book had I read it first - but after reading the Last Mughal, City of Djinns seemed like a rushed effort just to get another book out/5().

As mentioned earlier, Dalrymple moved to Delhi in and lived here for six years which resulted in his second book, City of Djinns. The book opens with the arrival of Dalrymple in Delhi and slowly embarks on the journey of uncovering the history of Delhi in a reverse chronological order.

Djinn City is the product of a writer that was just as driven to create a story featuring djinn, as I was in devouring a story about It ended. I really enjoyed this story, I laughed, got angry, sad, wanted retribution for Indelbed, felt vindicated at times, but was really just engrossed in this book/5.

The complete name of the book is City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi and it tells us all about the content of the book as well.

As we all know about Delhi that it is one of the most historical cities of all and the book we are talking about is a travelogue style book.

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In Dalrymple moved to Delhi where he lived for six years researching his second book, "City of Djinns," which won the 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.4/5(17).

For Dalrymple, who has come to acquire the status of a formidable travel writer today, it was City Of Djinns that marked the beginning of his fascination with Mughal history. For the book, part travelogue and memoir, the author spent nearly a year in Delhi unravelling the.

_City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi_ by William Dalrymple is an excellent portrait of a fascinating city. I have to admit, having read a few travel essay books on India that the image I had of the city was of a fairly uninteresting place, a "city of gray bureaucracy" as the author put by:   The NOOK Book (eBook) of the City of Djinns by William Dalrymple at Barnes & Noble.

William Dalrymple comes to know the bewildering city 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 /5(3). 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 Brand: Penguin Publishing Group. `City of Djinns' offers us a history of Delhi that gradually draws us back in time as the book progresses, interspersed with an account of the authors own time living there.

There are beautiful watercolour illustrations throughout that were painted by the authors wife and which are reproduced in black and white. These really add an extra /5().

Thanks for featuring "City of Djinns" - a magical book about Delhi, the city I will always consider my own. Dalrymple's other travelogues, "From the Holy Mountain" and "In Xanadu" are also worth reading.

But "Djinns" is the best. I did not much care for "The Age of Kali" although that too was well received. PM Prathibimba said. About City of Djinns.

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.

Praise for City of Djinns. “At a time when the book of travels is beginning to lose its fashionable allure, City of Djinns is not really a travel book at all. It is a kind of memoir recording the response of a single, gentle, merry and learned mind to the presence of an ancient File Size: 4MB.

City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi is a fascinating book by British author William Dalrymple. Released init was the result of a year-long stay in New Delhi, and explores the centuries of history present in the city. Part memoir and part travelogue, it paints Author: Malavika Kumar. 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 /5(22). Read new romance book reviews, posts from your favorite authors, samples, exciting digital first publications and e-book specials.

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Column. CONTACT. Customer. 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. Delhi is a city like no other, one which, in spite of being as old as time, is culturally dominated by relatively new dwellers.

Interspersed with accounts of meeting assorted Delhiwallahs including Sufis, eunuchs, Persian scholars and an Englishwoman who stays behind after the Raj's hasty exit, City of Djinns seeks out the essence of this ancient town in a travelogue like no other.

Moving.City of Djinns is a book by William Dalrymple sharing his experience living for six years in Delhi, a city he calls "a bottomless seam of stories". Learn more about this and other book recommendations here at. City of Djinns by William Dalrymple,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(K).