[PDF / Epub] ✍ City Improbable: Writings on Delhi ☁ Khushwant Singh – Writerscompany.co.uk

City Improbable: Writings on Delhi City Improbable Is An Anthology That Brings Together Writings On Delhi By Residents, Refugees,travellers And Invaders Who Have Engaged With The City At Various Moments In Itslong History Amir Khusrau, Ibn Battura, Samsam Ud Daula And Niccolao Manuccirecord The Glories And Follies Of Prominent Kings And Emperors, From AnangpalTomar To Shah Jahan Timur Lane Tells The Story Of His Own Bloody Invasion Ofthe City, Khushwant Singh Of An Untouchable In The Time Of Aurangzeb, WilliamDalrymple Of The First Intrepid Englishmen In Delhi, And Ghalib And Hodson Ofthe War Of There Are Also Vignettes Of Everyday Life A Jat Household Inthe Nineteenth Century Vendors And Housewives In Ballimaran During The SecondWorld War Lovers And Joggers In Lodi Garden Happy Parties At The Discos Thecontemporary Pieces, Most Of Them Specially Commissioned For The Collection,constitute A Bitter Sweet Ode To Modern Delhi The Book Is Acollection As Varied And Lively Sometimes Serious, Sometimes Richly Humorous As Delhi Itself Left out a couple of the pieces, especially towards the end Vijay Nambisan and Ruskin Bond s pieces stood out for me Overall a helpful exploration of a city where I had spent 14 years of my life. Every writing better than the previous onea fine collection that you cannot stop reading This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here an excellent read. Started this some time backit is always fun to know readabout my City and when Khushwant Singh s name comes up on any book then it makes it all thespecial Started this some time backit is always fun to know readabout my City and when Khushwant Singh s name comes up on any book then it makes it all thespecial An anthology of above average selections.Recommended read, specially for someone who is visiting or has visited the city. The most colorful anthology of a city, I have ever read perhaps it is possible only in case of Delhi Contents of this book ranges from Historical accounts like description of Delhi by Ibn Batuta during Tughlaq era, Timburlane s note on his conquest of delhi, A British Soldier s account on attack on Shahjahanabad during 1857 uprising to various other facets of Modern Delhi culture like street foods, markets, businesses etc Even the change of culture with the change of area is also sketched.The The most colorful anthology of a city, I have ever read perhaps it is possible only in case of Delhi Contents of this book ranges from Historical accounts like description of Delhi by Ibn Batuta during Tughlaq era, Timburlane s note on his conquest of delhi, A British Soldier s account on attack on Shahjahanabad during 1857 uprising to various other facets of Modern Delhi culture like street foods, markets, businesses etc Even the change of culture with the change of area is also sketched.The book is a fascinating read


About the Author: Khushwant Singh

Khushwant Singh, Punjabi , Hindi born on 2 February 1915 in Hadali, Undivided India, now a part of Pakistan , was a prominent Indian novelist and journalist Singh s weekly column, With Malice towards One and All , carried by several Indian newspapers, was among the most widely read columns in the country.An important post colonial novelist writing in English, Singh is best known for his trenchant secularism, his humor, and an abiding love of poetry His comparisons of social and behavioral characteristics of Westerners and Indians are laced with acid wit.


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