The Age of Kali
The Age Of Kali
London: HarperCollins, 1998.
Split into six geographical sections, this is a wonderful collection of observations and travel pieces about India, written over a 10 year period.
Dalrymple expounds on the themes of change and decay, which characterize the rule of Kali. He observes the current cycle of violence that marks the dark side of India's painful emergence into a more modern world.
A beautifully observed and sobering assessment of sweeping changes across the sub-continent.
Hardcover with jacket. 384 pages.