The Age Of Kali by William DalrympleThe Age Of Kali by William Dalrymple

The Age Of Kali

byWilliam Dalrymple

Paperback | June 21, 1999

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William Dalrymple, who wrote so magically about India in 'City of Djinns', returns to the country in a series of remarkable essays.Featured in its pages 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.Dalrymple meets such figures as Imran Khan and Benazir Bhutto; he witnesses the macabre nightly offering to the bloodthirsty goddess Parashakti - She Who Is Seated on a Throne of Five Corpses; he experiences 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 and the shrine where Lord Krishna is said to make love every night to his 16,108 wives and 64,732 milkmaids.'The Age of Kali' is the fourth fascinating volume from the author of 'In Xanadu', 'City of Djinns' and 'From the Holy Mountain'.
William Dalrymple's first book, In Xanadu, won the Yorkshire Post Best First Work Award and the Scottish Arts Council Spring Book Award, and was shortlisted for the John Llewelyn Rhys Prize. His second, City of Djinns, won the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award and the Sunday Times Young British Writer of the Year Award. His third, From the...
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Title:The Age Of KaliFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pagesPublished:June 21, 1999Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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William Dalrymple introduces readers to 15 year old guerilla girls, dowager Maharanis, glitzy cocktail parties, village blood feuds, vegetarian terrorists who target India’s first Kentucky Fried Chicken and many other oddities in this collection of essays. The Age of Kali chronicles his latest adventures in India, which include his dinner with a drug baron, his witnessing of the gruesome offering to the bloodthirsty goddess Parashakti and his encounter with the terrorist apes of Jaipur.

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'Dalrymple is probably the best travel writer of his generation' Daily Mail'The future of travel writing lies in the hands of gifted authors like Dalrymple' Sara Wheeler, Independent