Once There Was a City Named Dilli

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Author: Intizar Husain
Translated by Ghazala Jamil and Faiz Ullah

9789382579175 | Paperback | pp. 276 | 2016 | Yoda Press

A popular recital that highlights the forgotten nuances of the story, Once There Was a City Named Dilli, is a celebration of the people and culture that made the city unforgettable.

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The history of Delhi has been told and retold many times. Often the intent is to use history as an ideological tool for staking a claim to the present of the city. In Intizar Husain’s retelling, it is the tale itself that becomes delectable. A popular recital that highlights the forgotten nuances of the story, Once There Was a City Named Dilli, is a celebration of the people and culture that made the city unforgettable. Forts, walled cities, bazaars, diwan khanas, durbars, and the Yamuna itself come alive in this ode to a capital serenaded and ravaged by powerful kings and chieftains over time.

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Author:

Intizar Husain
Translated by Ghazala Jamil and Faiz Ullah

ISBN:

9789382579175

Binding:

Paperback

Pages:

276

Year of Publication:

2016

Publisher:

Yoda Press

Edition:

First

Condition:

New

Country of Origin:

India

About the Author

Intizar Husain was born in the United Provinces, India, in 1922 or, as he is known to have remarked in a newspaper interview, ‘1923 or perhaps 1925’. A prominent name in South Asian Literature, Husain wrote several novels and collections of short stories in Urdu, including the widely acclaimed Naya Ghar, Aagey Samundar Hai, Basti, Aakhri Aadmi and Kachhwe.

Ghazala Jamil teaches at the Centre for the Study of Law and Governance, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

Faiz Ullah teaches at the School of Media and Cultural Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.

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