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City of Djinns: a Year in Delhi

Dalrymple, William and Olivia Fraser, illustrator

Editorial: HarperCollins, London, 1993, 1st edition, ex-library, hardcover, (G+/G+), 1993
ISBN 10: 000215725X / ISBN 13: 9780002157254
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Título: City of Djinns: a Year in Delhi

Editorial: HarperCollins, London, 1993, 1st edition, ex-library, hardcover, (G+/G+)

Año de publicación: 1993

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro: Good

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Good

Edición: 1st Edition


HarperCollins, London, 1993, 1st edition, 351 pages, glossary, bibliography, index, b&w illustrations by Olivia Fraser, brown maps on endpapers, ex-library with the usual marks, 6.25"x 9.5", maroon boards with gilt titles, corners lightly bumped and worn, very light wear on spine ends, good+ dust jacket with light corner wear, flaps lightly wrinkled, dust jacket protected in a new archival plastic cover, stamped library pocket on free front endpaper, a little light soil bottom of half-title page and a small spot on page 34, otherwise contents clean and tight, book good+ {"Alive with the mayhem of the present and sparkling with William Dalrymple's irrepressible wit, City of Djinns is the fascinating portrait of a city as has never been attempted before."} (G+/G+) 4217 [SAla0810ABE]. N° de ref. de la librería ABE004217

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Sinopsis: Indraprastha is the Hindu name for the first, mythical Delhi. In this book the author peels back the successive encrusting layers of Delhi's history, using both the material and the human remains of each period as a touchstone with the present. With each of the six cities of Delhi being revealed in respective chapters, the climax, the final chapter, tells of the mythical first city, whose beginnings, told in the Mahamarata, form the principle Hindu creation myth. This book is a portrait of Delhi, the mother of all cities. Its dry plains are the fertile meeting point of all the great cultures of South Asia, the place where Rajput, Persian, Afghan and British influences all intermingle. By the author of "In Xanadu".


?Delightful? Surely one of the funniest books about India?

?Now read by Tim Pigott-Smith, City of Djinns gets a wonderful new lease of life. Dalrymple has a rare gift for historical narrative and catches the engaging, Anglo-Indian speech of his cast with telling accuracy.?
Independent 23/5/98

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