Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India (Vintage Departures)

Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India (Vintage Departures)

William Dalrymple


From the writer of The final Mughal, an enlightening booklet that explores with awesome compassion and expansive perception 9 types of spiritual devotion in India today.

In graphics of individuals we would differently by no means be aware of William Dalrymple distills his twenty-five years of go back and forth in India to discover the demanding situations confronted by way of practitioners of conventional sorts of religion in modern India. for 2 months a 12 months, a guy in Kerala divides his time among jobs as a jail warden and a well-builder and his calling as an incarnate deity. A temple prostitute watches her daughters die from AIDS after coming into a alternate she regards as a sacred calling. A Jain nun remembers the ache of gazing her closest buddy ritually starve herself to death.

Together, those stories display the resilience of people within the face of the relentless onslaught of modernity, the long-lasting legacy of culture, and the desire and honor that may be came upon even within the impossible places.

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