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Penguin Books, 1990 - Fiction - 391 pages
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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, Irrelevant 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 Whore 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 For Ever.

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Khushwant Singh does not disappoint with Delhi. For someone who's looking to get a peak into the history of Delhi and at the same time be smacked in the face with all it's debauchery, obscenity and hilarity - This is a must read! Read full review

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User Review  - Raj Juttla - Goodreads

I really enjoyed the chapters that took place during specific points in Delhi's (and India's) rich history. It is very easy to reduce battles to dry statistics of the number of people killed and the ... Read full review

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Khushwant Singh is a renowned journalist, the author of several works of fiction, and an authority on Sikh history.

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