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Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India -(SIGNED)-

William Dalrymple -(signed)-

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ISBN 10: 1408800616 / ISBN 13: 9781408800614
Editorial: Bloomsbury Books, London, 2009
Condición: Near Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
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-----The scan you see is the book you get. Red cloth with red lettering and design on spine, headband, 282 pages, SIGNED (without inscription) on title page, Near Fine condtiion, dust jacket is in Near Fine condition. "An exquisite, mesmerizing book that illuminates the remarkable ways in which traditional forms of religious life in India have been transformed in the vortex of the region. A book that distills the authors twenty-five years of travel in India, taking us deep into ways of life that we might otherwise never have known exist. Nine Lives is a modern Indian Canterbury Tales." Check out the scans. Size: 8vo. N° de ref. de la librería 010588

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Título: Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in ...

Editorial: Bloomsbury Books, London

Año de publicación: 2009

Encuadernación: Hard Cover

Ilustrador: Map & illustration by Olivia Fraser,

Condición del libro:Near Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author

Edición: 1st Edition 1st Printing.

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From the author of The Last Mughal (“A compulsively readable masterpiece” —The New York Review of Books), an exquisite, mesmerizing book that illuminates the remarkable ways in which traditional forms of religious life in India have been transformed in the vortex of the region’s rapid change—a book that distills the author’s twenty-five years of travel in India, taking us deep into ways of life that we might otherwise never have known exist.

A Buddhist monk takes up arms to resist the Chinese invasion of Tibet—and spends the rest of his life atoning for the violence by hand printing the finest prayer flags in India . . . A Jain nun tests her powers of detachment as she watches her closest friend ritually starve herself to death . . . A woman leaves her middle-class life in Calcutta and finds unexpected fulfillment living as a Tantric in an isolated, skull-filled cremation ground . . . A prison warder from Kerala is worshipped as an incarnate deity for three months of every year . . . An idol carver, the twenty-third in a long line of sculptors, must reconcile himself to his son’s desire to study computer engineering . . . An illiterate goatherd from Rajasthan keeps alive in his memory an ancient four-thousand-stanza sacred epic . . . A temple prostitute, who initially resisted her own initiation into sex work, pushes both her daughters into a trade she nonetheless regards as a sacred calling.

William Dalrymple chronicles these lives with expansive insight and a spellbinding evocation of circumstance. And while the stories reveal the vigorous resilience of individuals in the face of the relentless onslaught of modernity, they reveal as well the continuity of ancient traditions that endure to this day. A dazzling travelogue of both place and spirit.

About the Author:

William Dalrymple is the author of six previous acclaimed works of history and travel, including City of Djinns, which won the Young British Writer of the Year Prize and the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award; the best-selling From the Holy Mountain; White Mughals, which won Britain’s most prestigious history prize, the Wolfson; and The Last Mughal, which won the Duff Cooper Prize for History and Biography. He divides his time between New Delhi and London, and is a contributor to The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, and The Guardian.

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