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This is the first book that I read as part of the Brunch Book Challenge, and as I said, I’ll be logging my opinion about every book that I read as part of this challenge. Oh, you want to participate in this challenge too? Read up about the Brunch Book Challenge.
Coming back to this book, “The City of the Djinns” by William Dalrymple, I liked this book quite a lot, but not loved it as much as I expected to. Honestly, before I read this book, I wasn’t aware that William Dalrymple is a historian too, so I did not expect this book to have so much of history. Maybe what I expected was a peep into the life of Delhi through an expat’s eyes, but the book is actually a peep into different stages of the history of Delhi. I loved that too. The book was a hearty read and I got to know fun things about Delhi too. It was boring at some points because of too much history. However, I am not complaining about that. I guess that is how this book was conceived and its just that I wasn’t ready for so much history when I started reading it.
In the end, here’s summing up my opinion for it: If you are an Indian or you are interested in India’s history (this book covers quite a lot of eras of Delhi’s history, which are captured beautifully by the book), definitely read this. If you are big on travel reading or historical books, you should try this book for sure. I loved it, considering that I am not that big on travel reading (probably what did it for me is the fact that I love reading about India’s history). If you are a reader, definitely read this. If you are an Indian, in my opinion, you are going to love it. 🙂