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Twilight in Dehli

ISBN-10: 081121267X
ISBN-13: 9780811212670
Edition: 1994 (Reprint)
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Description: Set in nineteenth-century India between two revolutionary moments of change, Twilight in Delhi brings history alive, depicting most movingly the loss of an entire culture and way of life. As Bonamy Dobree said, "It releases us into a different and  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 5/17/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

Set in nineteenth-century India between two revolutionary moments of change, Twilight in Delhi brings history alive, depicting most movingly the loss of an entire culture and way of life. As Bonamy Dobree said, "It releases us into a different and quite complete world. Mr. Ahmed Ali makes us hear and smell Delhi...hear the flutter of pigeons' wings, the cries of itinerant vendors, the calls to prayer, the howls of mourners, the chants of qawwals, smell jasmine and sewage, frying ghee and burning wood." The detail, as E.M. Forster said, is "new and fascinating," poetic and brutal, delightful and callous. First published by the Hogarth Press in 1940. Twilight in Delhi was widely acclaimed by critics and hailed in India as a major literary event. Long since considered a landmark novel, it is now available in the U.S. as a New Directions Classic. Twilight in Delhi has also been translated into French, German, Portuguese, Spanish, and Urdu.

Justine Picardie is a journalist who worked most recently as features director of British Vogue and as editor of the Observer Magazine. She is currently a full-time freelance writer for numerous publications including the Sunday Telegraph Magazine, Harper's Bazaar and the Times of London. She has also written several fiction and non-fiction books including Wish I May, Daphne, If the Spirit Moves You: Life and Love after Death, and My Mother's Wedding Dress.

Priya Joshi is assistant professor in the Department of English at the University of California at Berkeley.

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