Peeling back the layers of Delhi’s centuries-old history, City of Djinns is an irresistible blend of research and adventure.
Author: William Dalrymple Pages: 339 Published in the year: 1994 Publishers: Penguin Genre: Non-fiction/ Memoir 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. With refreshingly open-minded curiosity, William Dalrymple explores the seven "dead" cities of Delhi as well as the eighth city-today's Delhi. There are beautiful watercolour illustrations throughout that were painted by the authors wife … 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.
Saad Z. Hossain's Djinn City is such one-of-a-kind novel. Watched over and protected by the mischievous, invisible djinns, Delhi has, through their good offices, been saved from destruction many times over the centuries. It is published by Aleph Book Co. and is 456 pages long. `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. City of Djinns Synopsis. We all have heard about Djinns in the folk lore or in horror films but it takes a lot to spine a fantasy around the lore.
The novel begins with focusing on … 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.