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Twilight in Delhi

Fiction by Ahmed Ali

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.

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Paperback (published May 1, 1994)

ISBN
9780811212670
Price US
15.95
Trim Size
5x8
Page Count
224

Ahmed Ali

20th century Pakistani novelist

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Twilight in Delhi is beautifully written and very moving…At the end one has a poignant feeling that poetry and daily life have got parted, and will never come together again.
—E. M. Forster