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- NINE LIVES - IN SEARCH OF THE SACRED IN MODERN INDIA
DetailsA 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.LONGLISTED FOR THE BBC SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE.ABOUT THE AUTHOR: William Dalrymple is the bestselling author of In Xanadu, City of Djinns, From the Holy Mountain, The Age of Kali, White Mughals, The Last Mughal and, most recently, Nine Lives. He has won the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award, the Sunday Times Young British Writer of the Year Award, the Ryszard Kapuscinski Award for Literary Reportage, the Hemingway Prize, the French Prix d'Astrolabe, the Wolfson Prize for History, the Scottish Book of the Year Award, the Duff Cooper Memorial Prize, the Asia House Award for Asian Literature, the Vodafone Crossword Award and has three times been longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize. In 2012 he was appointed Whitney J. Oates Visiting Fellow in Humanities at Princeton University. He lives with his wife and three children on a farm outside Delhi.Writes: General, Non-Fiction, History, Travel & Adventure, ReligionAuthor of : In Xanadu, The Age of Kali, City of Djinns, The Last Mughal (Hindi), Nine Lives, Return of a King.
SKU Code PRK B 878 Weight in Kg 0.1000 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9781408879818 Author Name WILLIAM DALRYMPLE Publisher Name BLOOMSBURY PUBLISING