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Review: City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi

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Read this along with a trip to India. Or tried to, it took three goes to finish. I liked the book and am hugely impressed with Dalrymple's scholarship, but the writing is a bit uneven. Parts are an ... Read full review

Review: City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi

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the sections where dalrymple and his wife immerse themselves in the life of delhi were pretty terrific, but i was bothered by the (not unexpected) western-centric slant of the history elements ... Read full review

Review: City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi

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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 Delhi

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I haven't read any travel book before and anyway this book certainly isn't a city guide. As per myth and history, Delhi has been inhabited for 3000 years and this book peels through the layers of ... Read full review

Review: City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi

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The book's description makes you think there will be an element of the supernatural interwoven into the story, the biography of the city of Delhi, in interesting ways. I didn't find that. Instead this ... Read full review

Review: City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi

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Read this on the way to Delhi. It was such an overwhelming experience that I forget pretty much everything about this book. But Dalrymple's a good writer who loves India, so I imagine it's pretty solid. Read full review

Review: City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi

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wonderful! makes me want to visit Delhi in the company of a knowledgeable guide. And to read the Mahabharata. And to learn Sanskrit. Read full review

Review: City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi

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Perspective of adopted city Read full review

Review: City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi

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Portrays Delhi in a very different perspective. Good to know the historical importance of Delhi. Read full review

Review: City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi

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Very interesting but not a book you read in a few sittings! Read full review


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