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Empire of enchantment : the story of Indian magic

Author: John Zubrzycki
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tells the extraordinary--and previously untold--tale of how Indian magic descended from the realm of the gods to become a popular amusement for the masses around the globe.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Zubrzycki, John.
Empire of enchantment.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
(OCoLC)1054092628
(OCoLC)1056961767
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Zubrzycki
ISBN: 9780190934668 0190934662
OCLC Number: 1054092628
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 396 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction: 'So Wonderfully Strange'; 1. Of Levitating Brahmins and Prophesising Apes; 2. Casting Indra's Net; 3. The Lovers of Jinns; 4. In the Court of the Kings; 5. A Bed of Nails; 6. The Juggler's Child; 7. Tricks of the Trade; 8. Crossing the Kala Pani; 9. Spell-Casters in the Strangers' Home; 10. Motilal's Magical Menagerie; 11. The Fakir Invasion; 12. From Turbans to Top Hats; 13. 'The Most Famous Trick Never Performed'; 14. A Rope Trick in a Snow Storm, a Fire-Walk in Surrey; 15. The Maharajah of Magic; Epilogue; Notes
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Tells the extraordinary--and previously untold--tale of how Indian magic descended from the realm of the gods to become a popular amusement for the masses around the globe.

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