Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India (Paperback)
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Short Description for Nine Lives Award-winning, critically acclaimed, internationally bestselling William Dalrymple takes us to the heart of an undiscovered India
- Published: 07 June 2010
- Format: Paperback 304 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781408801246 ISBN 10: 1408801248
- Sales rank: 5,846
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Full description for Nine Lives
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. This title is longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize.