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Empire of enchantment : the story of Indian magic / John Zubrzycki.

Author/creator Zubrzycki, John author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
Copyright Notice ©2018
Descriptionix, 396 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Subject(s)
Portion of title Story of Indian magic
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.
Abstract "How Indian magic descended from the realm of the gods to become a popular amusement for the masses around the globe"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Issued in other formOnline version: Zubrzycki, John. Empire of enchantment. New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018] 9780190934668
ISBN9780190914394 hardcover
ISBN0190914394 hardcover
ISBNeBook
ISBNeBook

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