City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi
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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - pbjwelch - LibraryThing
Fab book on New Delhi. Have given at least five copies to friends who are moving there. Just got a copy signed by Dalrymple while he was in Singapore this past week :-) Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - libbromus - LibraryThing
The book's description makes you think there will be an element of the supernatural interwoven into the story, the biography of the city of Delhi, in interesting ways. I didn't find that. Instead this ... Read full review