The result of a decade of travels through the Indian subcontinent, the Age of Kali is a collection of essays ranging in scope from the widows of Vrindavan to rap stars in Bombay, the temples as old as the Parthenon in Madurai, the socialite author Shobhaa De, the remnants of the kingdom of Avadh, and meetings with then Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and Imran Khan. Stylish, witty and bristling with insight, these jewel-like essays string together to create a captivating and enduringly relevant portrait of the subcontinent.
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 on a farm outside Delhi.
Writes: General Non-Fiction, History, Travel & Adventure, Religion
Author of : In Xanadu, The Age of Kali, City of Djinns, The Last Mughal (Hindi), Nine Lives, Return of a King