Empire of Enchantment: The Story of Indian Magic

John Zubrzycki (Author)
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Description

India's association with magicians goes back thousands of years. Conjurors and illusionists dazzled the courts of Hindu maharajas and Mughal emperors. As British dominion spread over the subcontinent, such wonder-workers became synonymous with India. Western magicians appropriated Indian attire, tricks and stage names; switching their turbans for top hats, Indian jugglers fought back and earned their grudging respect.

This book tells the extraordinary story of how Indian magic descended from the realm of the gods to become part of daily ritual and popular entertainment across the globe. Recounting tales of levitating Brahmins, resurrections, prophesying monkeys and 'the most famous trick never performed', Empire of Enchantment vividly charts Indian magic's epic journey from street to the stage.

Product Details

Price
£25.00  £23.25
Publisher
C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd
Publish Date
21 June 2018
Language
English
Type
Hardback
EAN/UPC
9781849049443
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