Nine Lives In Search of the Sacred in Modern India
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Description: From the author ofThe Last Mughal(ldquo;A compulsively readable masterpiecerdquo;-The New York Review of Books), a mesmerizing book that explores how traditional religions are observed in todayrsquo;s India, revealing ways of life that we might otherwise never have known. A middle-class woman from Calcutta finds unexpected fulfillment living as a Tantric in an isolated, skull-filled cremation ground . . . A prison warder from Kerala is worshipped as an incarnate deity for two months of every year . . . A Jain nun tests her powers of detachment watching her closest friend ritually starve herself to death . . . The twenty-third in a centuries-old line of idol makers struggles to reconcile with his sonrsquo;s wish to study computer engineering . . . An illiterate goatherd keeps alive in his memory an ancient 200,000-stanza sacred epic . . . A temple prostitute, who resisted her own initiation into sex work, pushes her daughters into the trade she nonetheless regards as a sacred calling. William Dalrymple tells these stories, among others, with expansive insight and a spellbinding evocation of remarkable circumstance, giving us a dazzling travelogue of both place and spirit.
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List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/15/2010
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
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|The Dancer of Kannur|
|The Daughters of Yellamma|
|The Singer of Epics|
|The Red Fairy|
|The Monk's Tale|
|The Maker of Idols|
|The Lady Twilight|
|The Song of the Blind Minstrel|