Twilight in Delhi

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New Directions Publishing, 1994 - Fiction - 200 pages
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Set in nineteenth-century India between two revolutionary moments of change, Twilight in Delhi brings history alive, depicting most movingly the loss of an entire culture and way of life. As Bonamy Dobree said, "It releases us into a different and quite complete world. Mr. Ahmed Ali makes us hear and smell Delhi...hear the flutter of pigeons' wings, the cries of itinerant vendors, the calls to prayer, the howls of mourners, the chants of qawwals, smell jasmine and sewage, frying ghee and burning wood." The detail, as E.M. Forster said, is "new and fascinating," poetic and brutal, delightful and callous. First published by the Hogarth Press in 1940. Twilight in Delhi was widely acclaimed by critics and hailed in India as a major literary event. Long since considered a landmark novel, it is now available in the U.S. as a New Directions Classic. Twilight in Delhi has also been translated into French, German, Portuguese, Spanish, and Urdu.
 

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Contents

Section 1
11
Section 2
13
Section 3
40
Section 4
50
Section 5
113
Section 6
132
Section 7
136
Section 8
143
Section 9
155
Section 10
163
Section 11
172
Section 12
174
Section 13
175
Section 14
183
Section 15
197
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