Thursday, October 15, 2009

William Dalrymple on India

I found quite a few of Dalrymple's observations while talking about his new book, “Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India” worth quoting. A sample:

"This is what I like about this country. As I travelled and met the characters for my book. I found it is not possible to compartmentalise life anymore. There are so many ways of being a Hindu, so many ways of being a Muslim or a Christian here. India continues to surprise me. The day India ceases to surprise me I might get bored. But I love the India that is changing from the time I first came 25 years ago. Besides economic development, new traditions are developing. They are not static.”

Here is the link


Gopinath Mavinkurve said...

Hi Krishnan, Thanks for your wishes. My family joins me in wishing you and your family a happy Diwali!!!

Swapna Raghu Sanand said...

Awesome quote from Dalrymple.