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City Of Djinns

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Subject:

History

Subclass:

Subject Era:

Humayun II 1857-1877

Author:

William Dalrymple

Volume:

Edition:

Year:

1989

Publisher and Place:

Penguin Books

Languages:

English

ISBN 10|13:

ISBN-10 : 0142001007 ISBN-13 : 978-0142001004

Royal Mughal Ref:

ARC-1000001-2481

Description

Sparkling with irrepressible wit, City of Djinns peels back the layers of Delhi's centuries-old history, revealing an extraordinary array of characters along the way-from eunuchs to descendants of great Moguls. With refreshingly open-minded curiosity, William Dalrymple explores the seven "dead" cities of Delhi as well as the eighth city—today's Delhi. Underlying his quest is the legend of the djinns, fire-formed spirits that are said to assure the city's Phoenix-like regeneration no matter how many times it is destroyed. Entertaining, fascinating, and informative, City of Djinns is an irresistible blend of research and adventure.

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Mohmedd shareef

Thank You for Suggestion and replaced image with proper one.

Mirza Firuz

This is not the same may be one of his great grand children ???

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4.0

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