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Empire of the Soul

Empire of the Soul - 94 edition

Empire of the Soul - 94 edition

ISBN13: 9781573226356

ISBN10: 1573226351

Empire of the Soul by Paul W. Roberts - ISBN 9781573226356
Edition: 94
Copyright: 1994
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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International: No
Empire of the Soul by Paul W. Roberts - ISBN 9781573226356

ISBN13: 9781573226356

ISBN10: 1573226351

Edition: 94

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Summary

Paul William Roberts's journeys through India span twenty years, and in Empire of the Soul, he creates a dazzling mosaic, by turns tragic and comic, of the subcontinent and its people. From the crumbling palaces of maharajas to the slums of Calcutta; from the ashrams of holy men to a millionaire drug dealer's heavily guarded fortress on India's border with China, Roberts captures the lure of this enigmatic land?this empire of the soul. ''India is a harsh mistress,'' he writes. ''She seems to appreciate individual sacrifice so little. Yet she has never wanted for lovers...''