Synopses & Reviews
In Sri Lanka, Pakistan and India itself, William Dalrymple searches for evidence of Kali Yug, the Hindu 'age of darkness.' Venturing to places rarely visited by foreigners, he travels deep into guerilla territory with the Tamil Tigers, visits Benazir Bhutto and meets the drug lords of the North West Frontier. He unveils a regions where the strengths and problems of both modernity and tradition remain to be reconciled. The result is this engrossing, eagle-eyed and utterly enthralling collection.
...powerfully evokes the life and land' -- Good Book Guide
William Dalrymple chronicles ten years of living and traveling in Sri Lanka, Pakistan and India. Critical yet sympathetic, it is must-have reading.