GÇÿCould you show me a djinn?' I asked. GÇÿCertainly,' replied the Sufi. GÇÿBut you would run away.' This is William Dalrymple's captivating memoir of a year spent in Delhi, a city watched over and protected by the mischievous invisible djinns. Lodging with the beady-eyed Mrs Puri and encountering an extraordinary array of characters GÇô from elusive eunuchs to the last remnants of the Raj GÇô William Dalrymple comes to know the bewildering city intimately.He pursues Delhi's interlacing layers of history along narrow alleys and broad boulevards, brilliantly conveying its intoxicating mix of mysticism and mayhem.GÇÿCity of Djinns' is an astonishing and sensitive portrait of a city, and confirms William Dalrymple as one of the most compelling explorers of India's past and present.
City of Djinns
A Year in Delhi