William Dalrymple Discusses Religious Traditions in India

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.

Events:
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.