The Age of Kali: Indian Travels and Encounters

Author: William Dalrymple
Publisher: Lonely Planet
Language: English
Pages: 400
Series: Lonely Planet Journeys
ISBN: 9781864501728
Genre: Travel
Format: Paperback

In Sri Lanka, Pakistan and India itself, William Dalrymple searches for evidence of Kali Yug, the Hindu 'age of darkness'. Venturing to places rarely visited by foreigners, he travels deep into guerilla territory with the Tamil Tigers, visits Benazir Bhutto and meets the drug lords of the North West Frontier. He unveils a region where strengths and problems of both modernity and tradition remain to be reconciled. The result is this engrossing, eagle-eyed and utterly enthralling collection.