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Empire of enchantment : the story of Indian magic

Author: John Zubrzycki
Publisher: Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"How Indian magic descended from the realm of the gods to become a popular amusement for the masses around the globe"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Zubrzycki, John.
Empire of enchantment.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
(OCoLC)1054092628
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Zubrzycki
ISBN: 9780190914394 0190914394
OCLC Number: 1056961767
Description: ix, 396 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: 'So wonderfully strange' --
Of levitating Brahmins and prophesising apes --
Casting Indra's net --
The lovers of Jinns --
In the court of the kings --
A bed of nails --
The juggler's child --
Tricks of the trade --
Crossing the Kala Pani --
Spell-casters in the strangers' home --
Motilal's magical menagerie --
The Fakir invasion --
From turbans to top hats --
'The most famous trick never performed' --
A rope trick in a snow storm, a fire-walk in Surrey --
The Maharajah of magic.
Other Titles: Story of Indian magic
Responsibility: John Zubrzycki.

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