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Nine lives; In Search for the Sacred in Modern India

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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. LONGLISTED FOR THE BBC SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE

Excellent pages with slight edge-wear.

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Author(s):
William Dalrymple
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2010
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1408801248
ISBN-13:
9781408801246
Number of pages:
283
Publisher:
Bloomsbury

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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. LONGLISTED FOR THE BBC SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE

Excellent pages with slight edge-wear.

Author(s):
William Dalrymple
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2010
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1408801248
ISBN-13:
9781408801246
Number of pages:
283
Publisher:
Bloomsbury

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