City of Djinns, William Dalrymple
William Dalrymple

City of Djinns

Andrey Kostrov
Andrey Kostrovцитирует3 года назад
Before I came to India, I had not realized that the English word ‘paradise’ was borrowed from the ancient Persian words pairi (around) and daeza (a wall). The word was brought west by Xenophon, who introduced it into Greek when describing the fabulous garden built by the Persian Emperor Cyrus at Sardis
Andrey Kostrov
Andrey Kostrovцитирует4 года назад
Despite its sad little economies, Safdarjung’s tomb exudes the flavour of an age not so much decaying miserably into impoverished anonymity as one whoring and drinking itself into extinction. The building tells a story of drunken laughter as the pillars of empire collapsed in a cloud of dust and masonry; and afterwards, of dancing in the ruins.
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