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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Review: City of Djinns: A Year in DelhiUser Review - Lubna - Goodreads
A mix of personal anecdote and a history of Delhi. I didn't start enjoying the book till about halfway through but once I accepted the structure I found it a good intro to snippets of Delhi's long history. Read full review
Review: City of Djinns: A Year in DelhiUser Review - Palash Bansal - Goodreads
A very good analysis of the city of delhi. The various historical facts and details very thoroughly researched. Too much emphasis on architecture was something that bored me to some extent. But there ... Read full review