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 - danoomistmatiste - LibraryThing
In his inimitable style WD attempts to recount the travails of this historic city by weaving together contemporary and historical vignettes interspersed with a generous dash of humor. To say that some ... Read full review