Kaleidoscope City: A Year in Varanasi

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Piers Moore Ede first fell in love with Varanasi when he passed through it on his way to Nepal. In the decade that followed, it continued to exert its pull on him and so he returned there to live - to discoverwhat it is that makes the spiritual capital of India so unique.In this intoxicating city, where funeral pyres smoulder beside the river in which thousands of pilgrims bathe, and holiness and corruption walk side by side, Piers discovers a remarkable interplay between death and life, light and dark.
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ISBN-13: 9781408872857
ISBN-10: 1408872854
Pagini: 224
Dimensiuni: 129 x 198 x 17 mm
Greutate: 0.16 kg
Editura: Bloomsbury Publishing
Colecția Bloomsbury Paperbacks
Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom


For anyone who has ever been or ever dreamed of going to India and is fascinated by this vibrant, contradictory country

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Piers Moore Ede has contributed to many literary, travel and environmental publications, including the Daily Telegraph, the Times Literary Supplement, Ecologist, Traveller and Earth Island Journal. He is the author of Honey and Dust, winner of a D. H. Lawrence Prize for Travel Writing, and All Kinds of Magic. He lives in East Sussex with his wife and


Moore Ede is highly attuned to the sensory experiences which make travel writing come alive
Affectionate and inquiring . There's a sparkle to his account of Varanasi, which is slim but as multi-layered as the soot on the city's roofs . Kaleidoscope City conveys wonderfully well love of life, that the author says is the most striking characteristic of the people of Varanas
Brims with warmth, humility and curiosity . The rhythms of life and death by the river are vividly rendered in Moore Ede's fluid prose
It takes a resident's insight to balance the city's darker side with a celebration of its luminous creativity, renowned cuisine and masti, an infectious joie de vivre peculiar to its inhabitants. Moore Ede strikes such a balance with elegance and style. *****
The holy city on the banks of the Ganges River teems with life and Kaleidoscope City is Ede's attempt to get under the skin of this sprawling, contradictory place