William Dalrymple documents traditional forms of religious life in India and discusses how they’re being transformed by the region’s rapid modernization. In Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India he profiles devotional dancers, a Buddhist monk, a Jain nun, among others, who continue ancient religious traditions at risk of being entirely lost in a changing India.
William Dalrymple will be reading along with a performance by musicians from India and Pakistan
"Nine Lives: Sacred Music from South India"
Friday, June 18th, at 7:30 pm, and Saturday, June 19, at 7:30 pm
The Asia Society
725 Park Avenue
Tickets: $25 members, $30 students/seniors, $35 non-members; more information here, or call 212-288-6400.
William Dalrymple will be speaking and signing books
Saturday, June 26, at 4:00 pm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Sacerdote Lecture Hall
1000 Fifth Avenue
For tickets and additional info, visit www.metmuseum.org.