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The age of Kali

Indian travels and encounters

by William Dalrymple

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Published by Penguin in New Delhi, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Travel,
  • Description and travel

  • Edition Notes

    StatementWilliam Dalrymple
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDS414.2 .D35 2004
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi, 385 pages, map ;
    Number of Pages385
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26636297M
    ISBN 100143031090
    ISBN 109780143031093
    OCLC/WorldCa71948323

    In the cyclic concept of time (Puranic Kalpa), Kali Yuga is variously estimated to last between , and , years,but it's still disputed. In some Vaishnava texts, Kalki is forecasted to appear on a white horse, at the end of Kali Yuga, to end the age of degeneration and to restore virtue and world order.   “Although Kali-yuga is an ocean of faults, there is still one good quality about this age: simply by chanting the names of Krishna, one can become free from material bondage and be promoted to the transcendental kingdom.” (Source: Srimad Bhagavatam ).

      William Dalrympoles's "The Age of Kali" was supposed to be a good travelogue; at least that was the impression from the r the Author (he wrote the book in early s) could neither fathom the culture of India nor appreciate the difference between "KALI"(Goddess) and "Kali"(pronounced Kali as in Kaliyug). This book in fact Reviews: If you're familiar with Dalrymple's other works or writing style, I'll wager you'll like reading The Age of Kali. The book is a set of short vignettes of the Indian subcontinent in the s. The range of essays cover politics, culture, conflict.

      The Age of Kali Indian Travels & Encounters (Book): Dalrymple, William: 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 .   'The age of the Kali' is a collections of stories which, though unrelated, echo the theme of the age of chaos to which the title alludes. This is a good, solid lump of well researched pieces which can be read in any ple is not prolific,and this is a good thing/5(91).


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The book is about the age of Kali - destruction, corruption and general dismay. This is the India h I wish I'd read this book before I went to India. There's great insights into the inevitable mysticism, weirdness, horror and whatever else happens when you visit this country.4/5. The Age of Kali is a dark, disturbing book that takes the pulse of a continent facing some tough questions.

--Jerry Brotton, From Library Journal. Lately, books on India by British writers have proliferated, but the accounts by Darymple (From the Holy Mountain; City of Dijnns) are incontestably some of the best.

In Indian /5(). We are in the Kali Yug, the age of Kali, the end age where are is disintegrating. And Dalrymple's book is a series of articles about that disintegration.

Having traveled through India, it is a country of ruins, of change, of poverty, of collapse with pockets of rebuilding. This book was familiar. All of his books on India are worth a read/5(14).

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--Jerry Brotton. Review ‘Dalrymple is probably the best travel writer of The age of Kali book generation’ Daily Mail ‘The future of travel writing lies in the hands of gifted authors like /5().

As one reads the book, one The age of Kali book increasingly convinced about the presence of the demon Kali in this age. Even for those of us living in the Indian sub-continent and claiming to “know all” about the evil around us, a lot of things in this book are news.

If history and its happenings interest you, then this book is definitely a must-read. ‘The Age of Kali’ is the fourth fascinating volume from the author of ‘In Xanadu’, ‘City of Djinns’ and ‘From the Holy Mountain’. Reviews ‘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.

The book’s title [The Age of Kali] is a reference to the concept in ancient Hindu cosmology that time is divided into four great epochs. Each age (or yug) is named after one of four throws, from best to worst, in a traditional Indian game of dice; accordingly, each successive age represents a period of increasing moral and social deterioration.

We can surmise, in this context, that the “Age of Heroes”, which immediately followed the Bronze Age in Hesiod’s account, must be the name ascribed by Hesiod to the descending Kali Yuga.

The evidence from different sources supports the notion of a complete Yuga Cycle of 24, years, comprised of an ascending and descending cycle of.

'The age of the Kali' is a collections of stories which, though unrelated, echo the theme of the age of chaos to which the title alludes. This is a good, solid lump of well researched pieces which can be read in any ple is not prolific,and this is a good thing. Each book Cited by: 4. _The Age of Kali_ by William Dalrymple is a fantastic and informative book on the Indian subcontinent, primarily abut India but with a section on Pakistan and essays as well on Sri Lank and the partially Indian island of Reunion.

It is a result of ten years of travel by the author throughout the region, Dalrymple noting at the beginning of each /5(). Soul Warrior (The Age of Kali Book 1) - Kindle edition by Kothari, Falguni. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Soul Warrior (The Age of Kali Book 1)/5(22).

About The Age of Kali. 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 he searched for evidence of Kali Yug, the “age of darkness” predicted by an ancient Hindu cosmology in a final epoch of strife and.

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 4/5(3). 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 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 5/5(1).

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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.

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When the Kalki-Avatara ap-pears, our sufferings in this world will come to an end. Author: Helena Petrovna Blavatsky.