The result of a decade of travels through the Indian subcontinent, the Age of Kali is a collection of essays ranging in scope from the widows of Vrindavan to rap stars in Bombay, the temples as old as the Parthenon in Madurai, the socialite author Shobhaa De, the remnants of the kingdom of Avadh, and meetings with then Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and Imran Khan. Stylish, witty and bristling with insight, these jewel-like essays string together to create a captivating and enduringly relevant portrait of the subcontinent.
The Age Of Kali: Indian Travels And Encounters
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William Dalrymple is a writer, traveller and historian as well as a curator, critic and one of the co-directors and founders of the annual Jaipur Literature Festival. He is the author of several bestselling books, including Return of a King, White Mughals and Nine Lives. Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi's debut novel, The Last Song of Dusk, won the Betty Trask Award in the UK, the Premio Grinzane Cavour in Italy, and was nominated for the IMPAC Prize. The Lost Flamingoes of Bombay, his subsequent bestselling novel, was nominated for the Man Asian Literary Prize 2008.