Age Of Kali Travels And Encounters In Indi

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Age of Kali Travels and Encounters In Indi

William Dalrymple, who wrote about India in "City of Djinns", returns to the country in a series of essays. Featured in the pages this work are 15-year-old guerrilla girls and dowager Maharanis; flashy Bombay drinks parties and violent village blood feuds; a group of vegetarian terrorists intent on destroying India's first Kentucky Fried Chicken outlet; and a palace where port and cigars are still carried to guests on a miniature silver steam train. In the course of his travels, Dalrymple meets such figures as Imran Khan, Ismail Merchant, Benazir Bhutto and Baba Sehgal, the Indian Gary Glitter; he witnesses the macabre nightly offering to the bloodthirsty goddess Parashakti - She Who is Seated on a Throne of Five Corpses; he experiences civil war in Kashmir and caste massacres in the badlands of Bihar, and dines with a drug baron on the North-West Frontier; he discovers such oddities as the terrorist apes of Jaipur (only brought to book when the municipality began impregnating their bananas with opium); and the shrine where Lord Krishna is said to make love every night to his 16,108 wives and 64,732 milkmaids.

Specifications of Age of Kali Travels and Encounters In Indi

GENERAL
AuthorWilliam Dalrymple
BindingHardcover
LanguageEnglish
EditionF Second Printing Used
ISBN-100002555107
ISBN-139780002555104
PublisherHarpercollins Uk
Number Of Pages352
Publication Date1998-11-02
DIMENSIONS
Height1.5 inch.
Length9.3 inch.
Width6.4 inch.
Weight1.5 pounds.

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