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City of Djinns: a Year in Delhi

Dalrymple, William and Olivia Fraser, illustrator

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ISBN 10: 000215725X / ISBN 13: 9780002157254
Editorial: HarperCollins, London, 1993, 1st edition, ex-library, hardcover, (G+/G+), 1993
Condición: Good Encuadernación de tapa dura
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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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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

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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".

About the Author:

William Dalrymple was born in Scotland and brought up on the shores of the Firth of Forth. He wrote the highly acclaimed bestseller In Xanadu when he was twenty-two. The book won the 1990 Yorkshire Post Best First Work Award and a Scottish Arts Council Spring Book Award; it was also shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize. In 1989 Dalrymple moved to Delhi where he lived for six years researching his second book, City of Djinns, which won the 1994 Thomas Cook Travel Book Award and the Sunday Times Young British Writer of the Year Award. From the Holy Mountain, his acclaimed study of the demise of Christianity in its Middle Eastern homeland, was awarded the Scottish Arts Council Autumn Book Award for 1997; it was also shortlisted for the 1998 Thomas Cook Award, the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and the Duff Cooper Prize. A collection of his writings about India, The Age of Kali, was published in 1998.

William Dalrymple is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and of the Royal Asiatic Society, and in 2002 was awarded the Mungo Park Medal by the Royal Scottish Geographical Society for his ‘outstanding contribution to travel literature’. He wrote and presented the British television series Stones of the Raj and Indian Journeys, which won the Grierson Award for Best Documentary Series at BAFTA in 2002. His Radio 4 series on the history of British spirituality and mysticism, The Long Search, recent won the 2002 Sandford St Martin Prize for Religious Broadcasting and was described by the judges as 'thrilling in its brilliance... near perfect radio.' He is married to the artist Olivia Fraser, and they have three children. They now divide their time between London and Delhi.

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