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Nine lives : in search of the sacred in modern India
Nine lives : in search of the sacred in modern India
Dalrymple, William2016
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ASIAN HISTORY. 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.
Author:
Edition:
Paperback edition.
Published:
London : Bloomsbury, 2016.©2009.
Extent:
xviii, 284 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9781408878194 ((paperback))9781408800614 ((hardback))
Language:
English
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