William Dalrymple - Nine Lives (2nd Hand Hardback)
Longlisted for the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize.
From the author of The Last Mughal and In Xanadu, comes a mesmerising book that explores how traditional religions are observed in today’s India, revealing ways of life that we might otherwise never have known.
A Buddhist monk takes up arms to resist the Chinese invasion of Tibet - then spends the rest of his life trying to atone for the violence by hand printing the best prayer flags in India. A Jain nun tests her powers of detachment as she watches her best friend ritually starve herself to death.
Nine people, nine lives; each one taking a different religious path, each one an unforgettable story. William Dalrymple delves deep into the heart of a nation torn between the relentless onslaught of modernity and the ancient traditions that endure to this day.
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Hardback with Dust Jacket.
- Condition : Good
- Category : Non-Fiction - The Rest of The World
- Published : 2009 (Bloomsbury - 1st Edition)
- ISBN : 9781408800614
- SKU : B001312
- PPC : SP550gm
- RRP : £20 (Unclipped)
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
'This is travel writing at its best. I hope it sparks a revival' - Observer.
'Beautifully written, ridiculously erudite, warm and open-hearted . . . A towering talent' - The Times.
'A blend of travelogue, ethnography, oral history and reportage, Nine Lives is compelling and poignant' - Guardian.