Is an Indian an Aryan? We humans love stories and are fascinated by story-tellers who can weave some fascinating tales. February 10th 2009 I felt like each character though was a good representation of someone living in New Orleans. It’s a quality the residents hold onto, this testament of uniqueness, even as the city has teetered time and again on the brink of destruction. One of the marks of a good book is how much I find myself thinking about it, long after I've finished it.

Or both? For the launch of the book in India some of the characters in the book performed for the audience,[1] with one of character's Hari Das from Kerala leading the Theyyam troupe and Paban Das Baul from Bengal leading the Baul singers.

There is no one answer. Not really into documentaries for these very slanted perspectives and that’s how it felt. In this book Dalrymple provides nine stories, of nine very different people, all following the rituals and traditions of different religions in modern India (2009). A Dravidian? renunciation of the material world as a means of achieving spiritual success. It was winter, and evening time, so they began to build a fire to keep warm. It made me reflect on religion in general, how it can potentially have the power to transform someone, and help people experience life on a deeper level. This book blew me away! the mainstream religions are not represented here in their orthodox forms but rather in the extreme forms followed by these nine people to achieve the one theme most of them have in common i.e. That itself ought to speak volumes about the writing. interesting account of the lives of nine people from lesser known and different religious groups in india. Just a few of the colorful people whom we meet are Frank Minyard a gynecologist who after achieving the heights of riches and a comfortable life wants do do more meaningful work s. Nine Lives: Death and Life in New Orleans tracks the stories of nine people living in different parts of New Orleans and experiencing the different lives that the city has to offer between two major hurricanes that swept through the city, each devastating the city but ultimately having results vastly different results. Nines Lives is a multivoiced biography of a dazzling, surreal, and imperiled city, told through the lives of nine unforgettable characters and bracketed by two epic storms.

We are all so quick to judge others, but reading this book has made me want to try to understand people more, to halt those snap judgements, to sit and listen before speaking. Ronald Lewis' story was especially touching to me. A woman in a saree? I need to write to those gentlemen now that I know their story more fully, thank them for the generosity of spirit that ma. Stunning.

The most intense stories come at the beginning: the Jain nun who ritually starves herself to death while her best friend looks on; the prison warden who spends three months of the year as a dancer believed to be possessed by a god. It reads like a novel, but somehow knowing that these characters are real people makes the story so much more meaningful. Khushwant Singh very aptly said that William Dalrymple writes about India better than any Indian author. I found this book quite interesting and enlightening. "Nooooooo! Having driven through the desolate Ninth Ward two years after Katrina, I have a lot of sympathy/empathy for the neighborhoods that were totally wiped out. It was a little difficult to keep up with each character, but was able to follow their stories anyway. The detailed research is incredible, but it is the poignant writing style that makes you admire the beauty of this book and the people he talks about. I personally knew people that could have been excellent subjects for this book. I may add that this is my first reading of Dalrymple's work. Reading about the horrors of the way that whole thing was handled made me incredibly angry and sad, and I have to wonder why Bush wasn't brought up on charges of manslaughter, or at the very least, reckless endangerment or some such. This is a fascinating book, in which the author captures nine particularly compelling stories of lives defined by religion in India, generally in unusual or extreme ways. its a worthless book. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India. The most interesting question, which struck him as he watched residents struggling to return, was this: Why are New Orleanians—along with people from all over the world who continue to flock there—so devoted to a place that was, even before the storm, the most corrupt, impoverished, and violent corner of America?Here’s the answer. I expected it to be diverse…..considering its about India, but wow! The book was long listed for the Samuel Johnson Prize 2010. I can't adequately articulate how great this book is. It is easy for an armchair reformist to say, "..superstition, savages…" in between his indigestion and gastric troubles. I enjoy getting lost in other people's worlds and words and non-fiction doesn't usually give me the same sense of "otherness". One line that struck a cord in me was “God is inside us – it is from our hearts, our minds and our hands that God is formed and revealed”. Baum shares the heart and soul of New Orleans through the nine lives he showcases. Not a trace of spirituality only a collection of interviews with eclectics and clowns.

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