Having visited Delhi only recently, I wished I had read the book before going there.
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.
Another important read on New Delhi, India. Arrived in good condition, and a swift delivery. Thank youPublished 1 month ago by Albert V. lesley
took me back to all the monuments I saw in Delhi. no longer just a building but now I got story along with it.Published 1 month ago by PackMaster
This book provides an insight into the history of Delhi as well as sharing the experience of absorbing all of the anomalies of living there. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Lesley
I made the mistake of reading Mr. Dalrymple's marvelous book about his year in Delhi WHILE I was in India. It should be read BEFORE. Read morePublished 1 month ago by M Slosberg
This is more a history book than a portait of contemporary Delhi. William and Olivia, his mate, quickly become dull. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Chris Cennedy
After a visit to Delhi, I read this book and greatly enjoyed it -- it added to my visit considerably.Published 2 months ago by George B. Roberts
This is a wonderful "documentary" book. So well written with humour and insight about the history of Delhi. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Timothy Wade George
A MUST for travelers to India/Delhi. That aside, one of the most enjoyable non-fiction historical narratives I've ever ridden. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Daniel L.
A fascinating account of the city of Delhi. Not dry at all, actually a page turnerPublished 5 months ago by Guy in Brooklyn