“As I was told again and again on my travels around the subcontinent, India is now in the throes of the Kali Yug, the Age of Kali, the lowest possible throw, an epoch of strife, corruption, darkness and disintegration.” -William Dalrymple The Age of Kali is a running commentary of modern India post partition. It deals mostly with the political and social changes. This book discusses India in its entirety. There is also a chapter dedicated to India's neighbouring countries in relation to the subcontinent. Some of the issues discussed, though sensitive, have been dealt with with diplomacy and tact. An interesting fact was knowing that Dalrymple actually travelled around India meeting people, including their stories, as well as writing down his own experiences. At times, it's like reading a log book or a diary. The Age of Kali is very well written. It's witty, touching, and once you've begun you can't put it down. It's packed with information that's both relevant and fascinating. I can't imagine it to be disappointing for anyone.