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William Dalrymple - Nine Lives (2nd Hand Hardback)

SKU B001312

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.

1st Edition.

External Reviews

'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.