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City of Djinns

A Year in Delhi
A non fiction book by

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. Underlying his quest is the legend of the djinns, fire-formed spirits that are said to assure the city's Phoenix-like regeneration no matter how many times it is destroyed. Entertaining, fascinating, and informative, City of Djinns is an irresistible blend of research and adventure.


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March 1996 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi
Author(s): William Dalrymple
ISBN: 0-00-105025-7 / 978-0-00-105025-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK