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The age of Kali : Indian travels & encounters, William Dalrymple

Label
The age of Kali : Indian travels & encounters
Title
The age of Kali
Title remainder
Indian travels & encounters
Statement of responsibility
William Dalrymple
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
As he searched for evidence of Kali Yug, the "age of darkness" predicted by an ancient Hindu cosmology in a final epoch of strife and corruption, Dalrymple encountered a region that thrilled and surprised him. Venturing to places rarely visited by foreigners, he presents compelling portraits of a diverse range of figures. His love for the subcontinent comes across in every page, which makes its chronicles of political corruption, ethnic violence and social disintegration all the more poignant. The result is a dark yet vibrant travelogue, and a unique look at a region that continues to be marked by rapid change and unlimited possibilities as it struggles to reconcile the forces of modernity and tradition
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Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Dalrymple, William
Dewey number
915.4
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS421
LC item number
.D357 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Vintage departures
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  • Dalrymple, William
  • Dalrymple, William
  • Manners and customs
  • Travel
  • India
  • India
  • India
Label
The age of Kali : Indian travels & encounters, William Dalrymple
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Reprint. Originally published: London : HarperCollins, 1998
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The North. The age of Kali ; In the kingdom of Avadh ; The city of widows ; Warrior queen: the Rajmata of Gwalior ; East of Eton -- In Rajasthan. The sad tale of Bahveri Devi ; Caste wars ; Sati Mata -- The new India. Two Bombay portraits ; Finger-lickin' bad: Bangalore and the fast-food invaders -- The South. At the court of the fish-eyed goddess ; Under the Char Minar ; Parashakti -- On the Indian Ocean. At Donna Georgina's ; Up the tiger path ; The sorcerer's grave -- Pakistan. Imran Khan: out for a duck ; On the frontier ; Blood on the tracks ; Benazir Bhutto: Mills & Boon in Karachi
Control code
1902640
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First Vintage Departures edition.
Extent
xiv, 385 pages
Isbn
9780307948908
Lccn
2012275002
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780307948908
  • (OCoLC)773021908
Label
The age of Kali : Indian travels & encounters, William Dalrymple
Publication
Note
  • Reprint. Originally published: London : HarperCollins, 1998
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The North. The age of Kali ; In the kingdom of Avadh ; The city of widows ; Warrior queen: the Rajmata of Gwalior ; East of Eton -- In Rajasthan. The sad tale of Bahveri Devi ; Caste wars ; Sati Mata -- The new India. Two Bombay portraits ; Finger-lickin' bad: Bangalore and the fast-food invaders -- The South. At the court of the fish-eyed goddess ; Under the Char Minar ; Parashakti -- On the Indian Ocean. At Donna Georgina's ; Up the tiger path ; The sorcerer's grave -- Pakistan. Imran Khan: out for a duck ; On the frontier ; Blood on the tracks ; Benazir Bhutto: Mills & Boon in Karachi
Control code
1902640
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First Vintage Departures edition.
Extent
xiv, 385 pages
Isbn
9780307948908
Lccn
2012275002
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780307948908
  • (OCoLC)773021908

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