Reading List Synchronicity

I’ve had a pile of books saved up for months for this trip and been dying to start on them.
I just finished reading William Dalrymple’s excellent but miserable series of essays on South Asia – The Age of Kali – and among the final essays were pieces on the remote regions where India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and China all meet, and the mystery of these places which have seen Alexander the Great and Genghis Khan.
Finishing that, I picked up Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin’s Three Cups of Tea, and despite its sentimentality, am enjoying – more so, as I began to read, and found myself back in the same region where Dalrymple just left me, Taxila, on the Grand Trunk Road. My books are not arranged in any particular running order but they’re flowing beautifully together…

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