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The Age of Kali: Indian Travels & Encounters (Vintage Departures)

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From the author of The Last Mughal and Nine Lives: the classic stories he gathered during the ten years he spent journeying across the Indian subcontinent, from Sri Lanka and southern India to the North West Frontier of Pakistan. As he searched for evidence of Kali Yug, the “age of darkness” predicted by an ancient Hindu cosmology in a final epoch of strife and corruption, Dalrymple encountered a region that thrilled and surprised him. Venturing to places rarely visited by foreigners, he presents compelling portraits of a diverse range of figures—from a Hindi rap megastar through the Tamil Tigers to the drug lords of Pakistan. Dalrymple's love for the subcontinent comes across in every page, which makes its chronicles of political corruption, ethnic violence and social disintegration all the more poignant. The result is a dark yet vibrant travelogue, and a unique look at a region that continues to be marked by rapid change and unlimited possibilities as it struggles to reconcile the forces of modernity and tradition.

About the Author

William Dalrymple is the author of seven 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 bestselling 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.

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307948908
Author:
Dalrymple, William
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
Dalrymple, William
Subject:
Asia - India
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Departures
Publication Date:
20121031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8 x 5.18 x 0.87 in 0.66 lb

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Asia » India » Ancient and General
History and Social Science » World History » India
Religion » Eastern Religions » Hinduism » General
Travel » Asia » India
Travel » Travel Writing » Asia
Travel » Travel Writing » General

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