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The Story of My Assassins

by Tarun J. Tejpal

The Story of My Assassins
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    Oct 2012, 544 pages
    Aug 2013, 544 pages

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New Delhi, India

India's national capital territory of Delhi, which includes the capital city of New Delhi, is one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world. It has over sixteen million people working in information technology, telecommunications, hotels, banking, media, and tourism, among other fields. It boasts globally renowned universities and medical centers, world heritage sites, fabulously wealthy people, and the world's second largest exhibition of books held biannually. At the same time, many of its residents live in slums without water, electricity, or sanitation. One of the most dangerous cities in India, Delhi has high crime rates including serious crimes such as kidnapping and crimes against women.

Delhi is a northern Indian city, with Hindi and Punjabi the most commonly spoken tongues. It has historically been the capital of many successive kingdoms since the sixth century B.C., and its archaeological layers include hundreds of famous monuments. Of these, the largest and most ...

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