I Return To Delhi As I Return To My Mistress Bhagmati When I Have Had My Fill Of Whoring In Foreign Lands&
Thus Begins Khushwant Singh S Vast, Erotic, Irrelevant Magnum Opus On The City Of Delhi. The Principal Narrator Of The Saga, Which Extends Over Six Hundred Years, Is A Bawdy, Ageing Reprobate Who Loves Delhi As Much As He Does The Hijda Whore Bhagmati-Half Man, Half Woman With Sexual Inventiveness And Energy Of Both The Sexes. Travelling Through Time, Space And History To Discover His Beloved City, The Narrator Meets A Myriad Of People-Poets And Princes, Saints And Sultans, Temptresses And Traitors, Emperors And Eunuchs-Who Have Shaped And Endowed Delhi With Its Very Special Mystique& And As We Accompany The Narrator On His Epic Journey We Find The City Of Emperors Transformed And Immortalized In Our Minds For Ever.
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I read this as a book in praise of mixing, muddling and hybridity, and against dogmatism. Fittingly, then, it was a very hard book to pin down. Every time I thought I had a handle on it, it would ... Read full review
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