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The Search for the Sacred in Modern India

Travel Writer and Historian William Dalrymple will present his book, Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India, as part of the Zocalo Public Square series.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
UCLA Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90095

No matter how many Silicon Valley-bound software engineers, Texan-imitating call center operators, or Pepsi-endorsing movie stars it produces, India retains a promise of untrammeled, ancient spirituality. But how is modernity changing some of the country’s oldest traditions? Children of businessmen and engineers disobey their parents to join obscure, exacting religious orders; holy men hold work-a-day jobs; Sufi mystics struggle in Talibanizing provinces.

Historian and travel writer William Dalrymple, author of Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India, visits Zócalo Public Square to explore where modern meets ancient in a transforming country, and the constant human pursuit of the divine.

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Cost : Free

Zcalo Public Square213-381-2541
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