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City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi Paperback – 30 Apr 1996

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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Harpercollins; New Ed edition (30 April 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0006375952
  • ISBN-13: 978-0006375951
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 13.3 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 77 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 12,461 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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‘Delightful … Surely one of the funniest books about India’ Times Literary Supplement

‘Scholarly and marvellously entertaining … a considerable feat’ Dervla Murphy, Spectator

‘Dalrymple has pulled it off again’ Jan Morris, Independent

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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 past and present.

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