• Empire of Enchantment The Story of Indian Magic

    Empire of Enchantment The Story of Indian Magic
    Unity Wellington Stock : 6
    ISBN: 9781925713077
    Title: Empire of Enchantment The Story of Indian Magic
    Author: ZUBRZYCKI JOHN


    A vibrant narrative of India's magical traditions and their journey across the world


    India's association with magicians goes& back thousands of years. Conjurers 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 stage.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
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