City of Djinns A Year in Delhi, William Dalrymple – First Edition



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City of Djinns A Year in Delhi, Dalrymple, William. Published by Harper Collins, London, 1993. First Edition. Drawings by Olivia Fraser. 352 pages. Size: 9 1/2″ x 6 1/4″. Red cloth boards with gilt spine titles; mapped endpapers. In beautiful condition without markings, folds, tears; clipped pictorial dust jacket. 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. 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”.  001677 $40


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