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By William Dalrymple

ISBN-10: 1101127015

ISBN-13: 9781101127018

Glowing with irrepressible wit, City of Djinns peels again the layers of Delhi's centuries-old background, revealing a rare array of characters alongside the way-from eunuchs to descendants of significant Moguls. With refreshingly open-minded interest, William Dalrymple explores the seven "dead" towns of Delhi in addition to the 8th city-today's Delhi. Underlying his quest is the legend of the djinns, fire-formed spirits which are acknowledged to guarantee the city's Phoenix-like regeneration regardless of what number instances it's destroyed. exciting, attention-grabbing, and informative, City of Djinns is an impossible to resist combination of analysis and event.

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Both publications are available from bookshops. INFORMATION Bookshops Colombo has some excellent bookshops. Top-end hotels also often have bookshops where you’ll find up-to-date foreign magazines and newspapers. Barefoot (Map pp84-5; %258 9305; 704 Galle Rd, Col 3) Better known for its textiles, this shop carries a broad range of quality books on local art, culture, travel and literature. Bibliomania (Map p82; %243 2881; 32 Hospital St, Col 1) Jam-packed with a random selection of second-hand fiction and a mixed bag of magazines, educational books and more.

Goethe Institut (Map pp84-5; %269 4562; 39 Gregory’s Rd, Col 7) Offers German language courses, screens German films and puts on music concerts, seminars and more. Russian Centre (Map pp84-5; %268 5440; 10 Independence Ave, Col 7) Has one of the city’s best auditoriums, which is often used by visiting musical performers. 14 E1 Jami-Ul-Alfar Mosque.............

It may be a breakfast hopper at the open-air kadé, where the hopper maker, squatting beside a fire, gently flips the pancake from the griddle. Do you want banana? If so, a banana will be removed from the hand hanging near your head and carefully placed within the hopper. You can then devour the light, crunchy hopper and the fleshy fruit. Wash it down with hot tea and you have the perfect breakfast in a perfect setting. The rice and curry meal is a banquet par excellence. Social events usually begin with light eats and chatter.

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