Автор: Dalrymple William Название: Nine Lives ISBN: 1408878194 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781408878194 Издательство: Bloomsbury Цена: 1034 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщикаПоставка под заказ. Описание: Award-winning, critically acclaimed, internationally bestselling William Dalrymple takes us to the heart of an undiscovered India
Автор: William Dalrymple Название: City of Djinns ISBN: 0006375952 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780006375951 Издательство: HarperCollins UK Рейтинг: Цена: 1011 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
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".
Автор: Dalrymple Farel Название: The Wrenchies ISBN: 159643421X ISBN-13(EAN): 9781596434219 Издательство: Holtzbrink(MPS)/MPS Рейтинг: Цена: 1385 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
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.
Автор: William Dalrymple Название: White Mughals ISBN: 0006550967 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780006550969 Издательство: HarperCollins UK Рейтинг: Цена: 1195 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: From the early 16th century to the eve of the Indian Mutiny, the "white Mughals" who wore local dress and adopted Indian ways were a source of embarrassment to successive colonial administrations. This book uncovers a world unexplored by history, and places at its centre a tale of betrayal.
Автор: Dalrymple William Название: Return of a King ISBN: 1408818302 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781408818305 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 3057 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: A towering history of the first Afghan War by bestselling historian William Dalrymple
Автор: Dalrymple, William Название: Last mughal ISBN: 0747587264 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780747587262 Издательство: Bloomsbury Рейтинг: Цена: 846 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
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.
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.
Автор: Dalrymple, William Название: Nine lives ISBN: 1408800616 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781408800614 Издательство: Bloomsbury Рейтинг: Цена: 1881 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A completely original, informed, well-crafted and beautifully written book about Modern India.
Автор: Dalrymple William Название: In Xanadu ISBN: 0307948889 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780307948885 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1090 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: William Dalrymple's award-winning first book: his classic, fiercely intelligent and wonderfully entertaining account of his journey across Marco Polo's 700-year-old route from Jerusalem to Xanadu, the summer palace of Kubla Khan. At the age of twenty-two, Dalrymple left his college in Cambridge to travel to the ruins of Kubla Khan's stately pleasure dome in Xanadu. As he and his companions travel across the width of Asia--crossing through Acre, Aleppo, Tabriz, Tashkurgan, and other mysterious and sometimes hellish places--they encounter dusty, forgotten roads, unexpected hospitality, and difficult challenges. Stylish, witty, and knowledgeable about everything from the dreaded order of Assassins to the hidden origins of the Three Magi, this is travel writing at its best.
Автор: Dalrymple William Название: From the Holy Mountain ISBN: 0307948897 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780307948892 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1151 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: In the spring of A.D. 587, John Moschos and his pupil Sophronius the Sophist embarked on a remarkable expedition across the entire Byzantine world, traveling from the shores of Bosphorus to the sand dunes of Egypt. Using Moschos's writings as his guide and inspiration, the acclaimed travel writer William Dalrymple retraces the footsteps of these two monks, providing along the way a moving elegy to the slowly dying civilization of Eastern Christianity and to the people who are struggling to keep its flame alive. The result is Dalrymple's unsurpassed masterpiece: a beautifully written travelogue, at once rich and scholarly, moving and courageous, overflowing with vivid characters and hugely topical insights into the history, spirituality and the fractured politics of the Middle East.
Автор: Dalrymple William Название: The Age of Kali ISBN: 0307948900 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780307948908 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1087 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: From the author of The Last Mughal and Nine Lives the classic stories he gathered during the ten years he spent journeying across the Indian subcontinent, from Sri Lanka and southern India to the North West Frontier of Pakistan. As he searched for evidence of Kali Yug, the "age of darkness" predicted by an ancient Hindu cosmology in a final epoch of strife and corruption, Dalrymple encountered a region that thrilled and surprised him. Venturing to places rarely visited by foreigners, he presents compelling portraits of a diverse range of figures--from a Hindi rap megastar through the Tamil Tigers to the drug lords of Pakistan. Dalrymple's love for the subcontinent comes across in every page, which makes its chronicles of political corruption, ethnic violence and social disintegration all the more poignant. The result is a dark yet vibrant travelogue, and a unique look at a region that continues to be marked by rapid change and unlimited possibilities as it struggles to reconcile the forces of modernity and tradition.