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Nine Lives
Author: William Dalrymple

Product Details:
ISBN: 9781408801246
Format: Paperback
Pages: 304
Dims: 129 x 129
Pub Date: 07-06-10
Pub Country: United Kingdom
Condition: NEW

Description:
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.


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