The Light of Asia - Out Now!
With a chance to try before you buy...
My new book has at last hit the shelves. It’s called The Light of Asia: A History of Western Fascination with the East.
I’ve been working on it, on and off, for more than a decade. I remember phoning home while on a research trip to India, and listening to my baby son making nonsense noises down the line. He turned 15 last week. Scary how time passes.
A little scary, too, seeing reviews of the book come in. Reading one is like unwrapping a parcel from a stranger. It might be a present, or it might explode in your face…
I’m looking forward to making my own case for the book, on radio and at public events over the coming weeks and months - so do have a look HERE in case you’re able to listen in or come along to something.
Meanwhile, judge for yourself! I’m including below the Introduction to the book, in print and audio form, with my grateful thanks to you for subscribing to IlluminAsia.
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