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Delhi

Delhi

A Novel

Elizabeth Chatterjee
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I return to Delhi as I return to my mistress Bhagmati when I have had my fill of whoring in foreign lands . . .’ Thus begins Khushwant Singh’s vast, erotic magnum opus on the city of Delhi. The principal narrator of the saga, which extends over six hundred years, is a bawdy, ageing reprobate who loves Delhi as much as he does the hijda Bhagmati, half-man, half-woman, with sexual inventiveness and energy of both the sexes. Travelling through time, space and history to ‘discover’ his beloved city, the narrator meets a myriad of people-poets and princes, saints and sultans, temptresses and traitors, emperors and eunuchs-who have shaped and endowed Delhi with its very special mystique. And as we accompany the narrator on his epic journey we find the city of emperors transformed and immortalized in our minds forever.

Imprint: India Penguin

Published: Feb/2016

ISBN: 9780140126198

Length : 404 Pages

MRP : ₹399.00

Delhi

A Novel

Elizabeth Chatterjee

I return to Delhi as I return to my mistress Bhagmati when I have had my fill of whoring in foreign lands . . .’ Thus begins Khushwant Singh’s vast, erotic magnum opus on the city of Delhi. The principal narrator of the saga, which extends over six hundred years, is a bawdy, ageing reprobate who loves Delhi as much as he does the hijda Bhagmati, half-man, half-woman, with sexual inventiveness and energy of both the sexes. Travelling through time, space and history to ‘discover’ his beloved city, the narrator meets a myriad of people-poets and princes, saints and sultans, temptresses and traitors, emperors and eunuchs-who have shaped and endowed Delhi with its very special mystique. And as we accompany the narrator on his epic journey we find the city of emperors transformed and immortalized in our minds forever.

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Elizabeth Chatterjee

Born and raised in Yorkshire, Liz Chatterjee is a perpetual student. She graduated with a double first in History from Merton College, Oxford, before moving on to study contemporary Indian politics. Following brief stints working with Unicef and Oxfam, she is currently writing a doctorate on Indian energy policy. In 2008, she was elected a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, where she lives when not in Delhi.

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