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Viewing Entry - Nine Lives (E14238)
by Dalrymple, William

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TitleNine Lives : in search of the sacred in modern India
Author / Responsible partyDalrymple, William
TopicsReligion. India -- Religious life and customs. India -- Social conditions.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


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.

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System control numberE14238
Original Print PublisherGreat Britain : Bloomsbury, 2016
Narrator NameNarrated by Janette Pryor and recorded by Bruce May.
Participant or performer noteNarrated by Janette Pryor and recorded by Bruce May.
Narrators GenderFemale narrator