Monday, January 21, 2008

City of Djinns...

I just happened to borrow City of Djinns- A year in Delhi by William Dalrymple from one of our friends. The book is about old Delhi and I, having lived in Delhi for a large part of my growing years was very curious to read this book...
As I flipped through the pages, the motifs & illustrations caught my fancy and here I am sharing it with you all...
The illustrations are by Olivia Fraser.Do give it a read or flip through the pages in a bookstore;-)

9 comments:

vineeta said...

WHAT a COINCIDENCE!! Im reading City of Djinns right now & loving every minute of it! I just finished reading 'Age of Kali' by Dalrymple & loved it so much that I picked up this one. Infact I've already gifted a copy of it to a friend, cause I knew she's love it. A recommendation: dont know if you hear 'Abida Parveen', but do listen to her rendition of ' O desh se aane wale bata..' after you read the chapter about the partition and the writer who could never come back to delhi... Infact let me see if I can mail u an mp3 of the song :)

Bhavna said...

Dalrymple is the best! I have devoured all of his books, and am patiently waiting for his next one :-)

...If you like reading about Delhi's history, also try White Mughals and specially The Last Mughal...

Life Unscripted! said...

Thanx Archana for sharing, shall certainly read this book, especially for illustration i love to make them too :-)

Cheers
Kanchan

adi said...

yeah, that's in my must read list :)
and hey, nice blog header once again, and well, i dont click those myself, haven't got hold of a camera yet, just search these from random stock image sites.

Madhumita Gopalan said...

wow....such lovely illustrations...and i really love the first photograph in which even the texture of the paper is so clearly visible!
I havent read anything by Dalrymple, but I intend to read White Mughals very soon!

Anil P said...

Sure will. I've read his 'Age of Kali'.

burf said...

read it long back i love all the books about delhi and i loved this one too

♥ Braja said...

My favorite Dalrymple book; absolutely love it. Read it years and years ago, and it hooked me.

♥ Braja said...

btw love your new header :)