Twilight in Delhi


Author : Ahmed Ali

9788129112514 | PB | pp. 272 | 2018 | Rupa Publications

Twilight In Delhi is a book that delves deep into the Indian history and is one of the first novels that called for the liberation of India from the British rule.

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Twilight in Delhi, published in 1940, was one of the first novels to call for the freedom of India from British rule. It delves into history, bringing the past alive, and is a moving portrayal of the slow and steady decay of an entire culture and way of life. E.M. Forster praised the book as “new and fascinating poetic and brutal, delightful and callous.” This classic novel is a fine depiction of a changing India following colonialism.

First published by the Hogarth press in 1940, Twilight in Delhi was widely acclaimed by critics and hailed in India and all over the English speaking world, as a major literary event. It has been translated into French, Spanish, Italian and Urdu.

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About the Author

Ahmed Ali was born in Delhi in 1910. He was educated at Aligarh and Lucknow universities, standing first-class and first in the order of merit at the B.A. level as well as the M.A. He taught at the universities of Lucknow, Allahabad and Agra between 1932 and 1946, later joined the Bengal Senior Educational Service as a professor, before becoming head of the English department at Presidency College, Calcutta. During the Second World War, he was the BBC’s representative and director in India. He was also a distinguished visiting professor, travelling to Nankin, China, and Michigan State University, Southern Illinois and Western Kentucky in the United States.


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