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    DescriptionA 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.


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    Title
    Nine Lives
    Subtitle
    In Search of the Sacred in Modern India
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) William Dalrymple
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 222 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781408801246
    ISBN 10: 1408801248
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FKA
    BIC subject category V2: HRLM, WTM
    BISAC V2.8: BIO002000, OCC012000
    BIC subject category V2: 1FKA
    BISAC V2.8: TRV003040
    DC22: 294.0922
    Thema V1.0: WTM, QRVP
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1FKA
    Illustrations note
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    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Publication date
    07 June 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    William Dalrymple was born in Scotland and brought up on the shores of the Firth of Forth. He wrote the highly acclaimed bestseller In Xanadu when he was twenty-two. City of Djinns won the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award and the Sunday Times Young British Writer of the Year Award. The Age of Kali won the French Prix D'Astrolabe and White Mughals won the Wolfson Prize for History 2003 and the Scottish Book of the Year Prize. His most recent book, The Last Mughal, was longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize and won the Duff Cooper Memorial Prize. Hi lives with his wife and three children on a farm outside Dehli.
    Review quote
    'His most ambitious yet, taking the reader into lurid, scarcely imaginable worlds of mysticism ... Dalrymple has an inimitable way of conjuring the Indian landscape' Financial Times 'This is travel writing at its best. I hope it sparks a revival' Observer 'Beautifully written, ridiculously erudite, warm and open-hearted ... A towering talent' The Times 'A blend of travelogue, ethnography, oral history and reportage, Nine Lives is compelling and poignant' Guardian