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The Last Mughal, Dalrymple, William



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Автор: Dalrymple, William
Название:  The Last Mughal   (Последний из династии Махалов)
Издательство: Random House (USA)
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ISBN: 1400078334
ISBN-13(EAN): 9781400078332
ISBN: 1-400-07833-4
ISBN-13(EAN): 978-1-400-07833-2
Обложка/Формат: Paperback
Страницы: 534
Вес: 0.544 кг.
Дата издания: 11.03.2008
Серия: History
Язык: ENG
Размер: 20.17 x 14.12 x 3.00 cm
Поставляется из: США
Описание:

In this evocative study of the fall of the Mughal Empire and the beginning of the Raj, award-winning historian William Dalrymple uses previously undiscovered sources to investigate a pivotal moment in history.

The last Mughal emperor, Zafar, came to the throne when the political power of the Mughals was already in steep decline. Nonetheless, Zafar--a mystic, poet, and calligrapher of great accomplishment--created a court of unparalleled brilliance, and gave rise to perhaps the greatest literary renaissance in modern Indian history. All the while, the British were progressively taking over the Emperors power. When, in May 1857, Zafar was declared the leader of an uprising against the British, he was powerless to resist though he strongly suspected that the action was doomed. Four months later, the British took Delhi, the capital, with catastrophic results. With an unsurpassed understanding of British and Indian history, Dalrymple crafts a provocative, revelatory account of one the bloodiest upheavals in history.





City of Djinns

Автор: William Dalrymple
Название: City of Djinns
ISBN: 0006375952 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780006375951
Издательство: HarperCollins UK
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Описание: As Dalrymple's first book, "In Xanadu", traversed thousands of miles, now he traverses thousands of years. In the course of 12 months in Delhi, he peels back the successive encrusting layers of history, using both material and human remains of each of the eight cities of Delhi, interlacing innumerable stories with the present and ending with the Delhi creation myth contained in the great Indian epic "The Mahabharata".

The Last Mughal

Автор: Dalrymple William
Название: The Last Mughal
ISBN: 1408800926 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781408800928
Издательство: Bloomsbury
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Описание: A stunning and bloody history of nineteenth-century India and the reign of the Last Mughal by the bestselling author of White Mughals

The Wrenchies

Автор: Dalrymple Farel
Название: The Wrenchies
ISBN: 159643421X ISBN-13(EAN): 9781596434219
Издательство: Holtzbrink(MPS)/MPS
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Описание: Meet the Wrenchies. They`re strong, powerful, and if you cross them, things will quickly go very badly for you. Only one thing scares them-growing up. Anyone who survives to be an adult lives in constant fear of the Shadowsmen. All the teenagers who come into contact with them turn into twisted, nightmarish monsters whose minds are lost forever.

From the Holy Mountain

Автор: William Dalrymple
Название: From the Holy Mountain
ISBN: 0006547745 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780006547747
Издательство: HarperCollins UK
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Описание: In the spring of 587 AD, two monks set off on an extraordinary journey that would take them in an arc across the entire Byzantine world, from the shores of the Bosphorus to the sand dunes of Egypt. On the way John Moschos and his pupil Sophronius the Sophist stayed in caves, monasteries and remote hermitages, collecting the wisdom of the stylites and the desert fathers before their world shattered under the great eruption of Islam. More than a thousand years later, using Moschos's writings as his guide, William Dalrymple set off to retrace their footsteps. Despite centuries of isolation, a surprising number of the monasteries and churches visited by the two monks still survive today, surrounded by often hostile populations. Dalrymple's pilgrimage took him through a bloody civil war in eastern Turkey, the ruins of Beirut, the vicious tensions of the West Bank and a fundamentalist uprising in southern Egypt. His book is an elegy to the slowly dying civilization of Eastern Christianity and the peoples that have kept its flame alive.

Age of Kali, The

Автор: William Dalrymple
Название: Age of Kali, The
ISBN: 0006547753 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780006547754
Издательство: HarperCollins UK
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Описание: 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.

Last mughal

Автор: Dalrymple, William
Название: Last mughal
ISBN: 0747587264 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780747587262
Издательство: Bloomsbury
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Описание: In November 1862, a cheap coffin is buried in eerie silence. There are no lamentations or panegyrics, for the British Commissioner in charge has insisted, `No vesting will remain to distinguish where the last of the Great Mughals rests.` This Mughal is Bahadur Shah Zafar II. This work presents an history of nineteenth-century India.

Last mughal

Автор: Dalrymple, William
Название: Last mughal
ISBN: 074758639X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780747586395
Издательство: Bloomsbury
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Описание: Bahadur Shah Zafar II was a mystic. But while Zafar`s Mughal ancestors had controlled most of India, the aged Zafar was king in name only and was deprived of real political power. This book presents a portrait of the Delhi Zafar personified, the story of the last days of the Mughal capital and its destruction in the catastrophe of 1857.

Nine lives

Автор: Dalrymple, William
Название: Nine lives
ISBN: 1408800616 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781408800614
Издательство: Bloomsbury
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Описание: A completely original, informed, well-crafted and beautifully written book about Modern India.

Last Mughal

Автор: William Dalrymple
Название: Last Mughal
ISBN: 074759130X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780747591306
Издательство: Bloomsbury
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Описание: ABRIDGED Astunning and bloody history of nineteenth-century India and the reign of the Last Mughal by the bestselling author of White Mughals and read by Robert Bathurst

Nine Lives

Автор: William Dalrymple
Название: Nine Lives
ISBN: 1408801531 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781408801536
Издательство: Bloomsbury
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Nine lives: in search of the sacred in modern india

Автор: Dalrymple William
Название: Nine lives: in search of the sacred in modern india
ISBN: 0307474461 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780307474469
Издательство: Random House (USA)
Цена: 1026 р.
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Описание:

From the author of The Last Mughal, an enlightening book that explores with remarkable compassion and expansive insight nine varieties of religious devotion in India today.

In portraits of people we might otherwise never know William Dalrymple distills his twenty-five years of travel in India to explore the challenges faced by practitioners of traditional forms of faith in contemporary India. For two months a year, a man in Kerala divides his time between jobs as a prison warden and a well-builder and his calling as an incarnate deity. A temple prostitute watches her two daughters die from AIDS after entering a trade she regards as a sacred calling. A Jain nun recalls the pain of watching her closest friend ritually starve herself to death.

Together, these tales reveal the resilience of individuals in the face of the relentless onslaught of modernity, the enduring legacy of tradition, and the hope and honor that can be found even in the most unlikely places.

Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India

Автор: Dalrymple William
Название: Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India
ISBN: 0307272826 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780307272829
Издательство: Random House (USA)
Цена: 1728 р.
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Описание: From the author of "The Last Mughal" (“A compulsively readable masterpiece” —"The New York Review of Books"), an exquisite, mesmerizing book that illuminates the remarkable ways in which traditional forms of religious life in India have been transformed in the vortex of the region’s rapid change—a book that distills the author’s twenty-five years of travel in India, taking us deep into ways of life that we might otherwise never have known exist.
A Buddhist monk takes up arms to resist the Chinese invasion of Tibet—and spends the rest of his life atoning for the violence by hand printing the finest prayer flags in India . . . A Jain nun tests her powers of detachment as she watches her closest friend ritually starve herself to death . . . A woman leaves her middle-class life in Calcutta and finds unexpected fulfillment living as a Tantric in an isolated, skull-filled cremation ground . . . A prison warder from Kerala is worshipped as an incarnate deity for three months of every year . . . An idol carver, the twenty-third in a long line of sculptors, must reconcile himself to his son’s desire to study computer engineering . . . An illiterate goatherd from Rajasthan keeps alive in his memory an ancient four-thousand-stanza sacred epic . . . A temple prostitute, who initially resisted her own initiation into sex work, pushes both her daughters into a trade she nonetheless regards as a sacred calling.
William Dalrymple chronicles these lives with expansive insight and a spellbinding evocation of circumstance. And while the stories reveal the vigorous resilience of individuals in the face of the relentless onslaught of modernity, they reveal as well the continuity of ancient traditions that endure to this day. A dazzling travelogue of both place and spirit.


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