4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
A good book about religion in modern India,
This review is from: Nine Lives: Encounters with the Holy in Modern India (Hardcover)
I have bought several of Dalrymple's books in the past. Although he is not Indian, he writes about India with passion and knowledge and I generally enjoy his writing. This book was no exception. It covers a wide range of religious traditions, some well known and some not, and examines how these traditions are surviving in modern India. Each chapter focuses on a different tradition and a small group of people or even one person without that tradition and their lives/ life. I really do envy Dalrymple for getting to travel around India so much and meet so many facinating people!
If you are interested in India's culture, or in religion, then I am sure you will find this book to be a very good read.