Nov 27, Rishi Prakash rated it really liked it. Might come back to certain chapters when my A bloody history of Delhi. What makes the book unique, according to me, is that it positions itself against the popular version of history. The highlight of the book is its literary treatment.
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A good read after all and the way the writer traces the history with emperors, poets and soldiers narrating their tales from their own perspective.
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This was my first Kushwant Singh book. Sinngh, then, it was a very hard book to pin down. Perhaps people who know every single event of the Mughal Empire will enjoy much more this book; I also didn't learn something new about Indian history because the whole story was too confusing and there were many useless parts like the chapters dedicated to present time.
This book was published more than twenty years ago but it still holds a lot of relevance to the city today. A Walk Across the Sun. The book has shown how Delhi has been ravaged in the name of Hinduism, Islam, and later Sikhism.
Khuswant Singh writes not as a Sikh but as an Indian I cannot recognize houses or landmarks Khushant once knew well. We appreciate your feedback. Open Preview See a Problem? The principal narrator of the saga, which extends over six hundred years, is a bawdy, ageing reprobate who loves Delhi as much as he does the hijda whore Bhagmati—half man, half woman with sexual inventiveness and energy of both the sexes.
Then come home and down a couple of pegs of whisky. Before reading this novel, I never knew that my city has such a beautiful but most often such a bloody history.
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I couldn't understand which was the fictional part and which were real historical events, it wa I was annoyed from the first to the last page. The principal narrator of the saga, which extends over six hundred years, is a bawdy, ageing reprobate who loves Delhi as much as he does the hijra whore Bhagmati - half man, half woman with sexual inventiveness and energy of both the sexes.
Mightier Than the Sword. And it has to be given to the Old Man for his audacity in coming up with a book which speaks about the misfortunes inflicted upon Delhi, throughout various phases in history, not from the victim's but from the perpetrators' perspectives and to the level of justifying them — watch out for khushwaht.
Mundane places suddenly have so many tales behind them The accounts are interlaced with couplets and poems. It presents the history of Delhi in a different light. Paperbackpages.
Delhi's history from the Mughal Empire to the murder of Indira Gandhi May 27, Fathima Cader rated it it was ok. This narrative is interposed, in alternate chapters, with memoirs of personalities from the past — which includes the likes of Timur, Nadir Shah, Aurangzeb, A devotee of the Sufi saint Nizamudeen Auliya, A British era builder, A Gandhi-hater to name a few.
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Every time I thought I had a handle on it, it would The English becomes polished when Alice Aldwell is talking and looks broken and aspirant when Nihal Singh speaks.
The Pleasantries of the Incredible Mulla Nasrudin. What is there left of it? It seems to me that the author gave too much importance to sex scenes and the bloody massacres among Muslims, Hindus and Sikhs, talking about them in a too detailed way.
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His comparisons of social and behavioral characteristics of Westerners and Indians are laced with acid wit. And as we accompany the narrator on his epic journey we find the city of emperors transformed and immortalized in our minds forever.
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Delhi A Novel by Khushwant Singh. But I will .