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Nine Lives By (author) William Dalrymple

 

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In Search of the Sacred in Modern India

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. This title is longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback | 304 pages
Dimensions: 128mm x 196mm x 22mm | 222g
Publication date: 7 June 2010
Publication City/Country: London
ISBN 10: 1408801248
ISBN 13: 9781408801246
Illustrations note: B&W Inserts
Sales rank: 7,928