I read this book a year after visiting Delhi.
Being a resident of Delhi it is a great thrill to be living in a city which has a glorious past and the evidence is there in all the monuments that dot the city.
William Dalrymple has a great writing style and a deep apetite for understanding the historical and cultural context.
Dalrymple is an author who works on a big scale, covering, many years, event centuries and portraying a wide variety of characters and cultures in his work. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Brian Lewis
A beautiful, readable and personal account of explorations in a fascinating city, told with humour, honesty and deep love. Thank you!Published 1 month ago by RedRose
I'm trying to learn more about India and thought that reading this work on Delhi would provide unique insights. Read morePublished 3 months ago by wickitwitch
This is one of the most interesting books I have ever read. The author, a journalist, lived in Delhi, India and wrote a history of the city interwoven with humorous stories of his... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Judith J. Dunn
I liked this read because I enjoyed all the historical, cultural, spiritual & even architectural insights. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jim oDonnell
An absolute gem of a read. Enjoyed it SO much and I have learned about the History of Delhi. Excellent author, and he makes you become part of the life in Delhi. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Erica de Bruin
The best travel book I have written. Indeed, the vivid description of the locales peoples and monuments interspersed with historical flashbacks is simply 2 thumbs upPublished 4 months ago by Ken Chong
Dalrymple does an amazing job of describing India and the Delhi in particular - it's somewhat difficult to describe what goes on in India without sounding like a bit of a buffoon... Read morePublished 5 months ago by James Hamill
In "City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi", William Dalrymple enacts the roles of journalist/contemporary interviewer, traveler, myth teller, scholarly historian, even comedian. Read morePublished 5 months ago by lonebeaut