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City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi

City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi

Author(s): William Dalrymple

Location(s): Delhi

Genre(s): Travelogue

Era(s): Modern

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A riveting description of a year spent in Delhi. A fascinating portrait of a city with an array of amazing characters. This book really describes the city, its magical and interesting nature both past and present.

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From the Holy Mountain

From the Holy Mountain

Author(s): William Dalrymple

Location(s): Beirut, Egypt, Middle East, Turkey

Genre(s): Travelogue

Era(s): Late 20th Century

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A rich blend of history and spirituality, adventure and politics, laced with the thread of black comedy familiar to readers of William Dalrymple’s previous work. In AD 587, two monks, John Moschos and Sophronius the Sophist, embarked on an...

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Return of a King

Return of a King

Author(s): William Dalrymple

Location(s): Afghanistan

Genre(s): Historical

Era(s): 1930s

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In the spring of 1839, the British invaded Afghanistan for the first time. Led by lancers in scarlet cloaks and plumed shakos, nearly 20,000 British and East India Company troops poured through the high mountain passes and re-established on...

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In Xanadu

In Xanadu

Author(s): William Dalrymple

Location(s): Central Asia, Jerusalem

Genre(s): Travelogue

Era(s): Contemporary

At the age of twenty-two, William Dalrymple left his college in Cambridge to travel to the ruins of Kublai Khan’s stately pleasure dome in Xanadu. This is an account of a quest which took him and his companions across...

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The Anarchy

The Anarchy

Author(s): William Dalrymple

Location(s): India

Genre(s): Nonfiction

Era(s): 1765 onwards

In August 1765 the East India Company defeated the young Mughal emperor and forced him to establish in his richest provinces a new administration run by English merchants who collected taxes through means of a ruthless private army –...

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