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William Dalrymple (born William Hamilton-Dalrymple on 20 March 1965) is a Scottish historian and writer, art historian and curator, as well as a broadcaster and critic. His books have won numerous awards and prizes, including the Duff Cooper Memorial Prize, the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award, the Sunday Times Young British Writer of the Year Award, the Hemingway, the Kapuściński and the Wolfson Prizes. He has been five times longlisted and once shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize for non-fiction. The BBC television documentary on his pilgrimage to the source of the river Ganga, "Shiva's Matted Locks', one of three episodes of his 'Indian Journeys' series, which Dalrymple wrote and presented, won him the Grierson Award for Best Documentary Series at BAFTA in 2002. In 2018, he was awarded the President's Medal of the British Academy. He is also one of the co-founders and co-directors of the annual Jaipur Literature Festival.In 2012, Dalrymple was appointed a Whitney J. Oates Visiting Fellow in the Humanities by Princeton University. In 2015, he was appointed the OP Jindal Distinguished Lecturer at Brown University. He is also an Honorary Fellow of the Bodleian Library and an Academic Visitor at Oxford University. He was named in the 2020 Prospect list of the top 50 thinkers for the COVID-19 era.His most recent book, The Anarchy, was long listed for the Baillie Gifford Prize 2019, and short listed for the Duke of Wellington medal for Military History, the Tata Book of the Year (Non-fiction) and the Historical Writers Association Book Award 2020. It was a Finalist for the Cundill Prize for History and won the 2020 Arthur Ross Bronze Medal from the US Council on Foreign Relations. Personal life Dalrymple is the son of Sir Hew Hamilton-Dalrymple, 10th Baronet, and Lady Anne-Louise Keppel, a daughter of the 9th Earl of Albemarle. He is a great nephew of Virginia Woolf. His brother, Jock, was a first-class cricketer. He was educated at Ampleforth College and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was first a history exhibitioner and then a senior history scholar.Dalrymple first went to Delhi on 26 January 1984, and has lived in India on and off since 1989 and spends most of the year at his Mehrauli farmhouse in the outskirts of Delhi, but summers in London and Edinburgh. His wife, Olivia, is an artist and comes from a family with long-standing connections to India. The couple have three children. Through his wife's side of the family, he is related to Scottish actress Rose Leslie. Interests and influence Dalrymple's interests include the history and art of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, the Middle East, Hinduism, Buddhism, the Jains and early Eastern Christianity. Every one of his ten books have won literary prizes. His first three were travel books based on his journeys in the Middle East, India and Central Asia. His early influences included travel writers such as Robert Byron, Eric Newby, and Bruce Chatwin. Dalrymple published a book of essays about current affairs in the Indian Subcontinent, and four award-winning histories of the interaction between the East India Company and the peoples of India and Afghanistan between the eighteenth and mid-nineteenth century, his "Company Quartet". His books have been translated into more than 40 languages. He is a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books, The Guardian, the New Statesman and The New Yorker. He has also written many articles for Time magazine. He has been the Indian Subcontinent correspondent of the New Statesman since 2004. He attended the inaugural Palestine Festival of Literature in 2008 – giving readings and taking workshops in Jerusalem, Ramallah and Bethlehem.His 2009 book, Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India, a study of some of the more esoteric forms of modern Indian, and especially Hindu, spirituality, was published by Bloomsbury, and like all his others, went to the number one slot on the Indian non-fiction best-seller list. Since its publication he has been touring the UK, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Australia, Holland and the US with a band consisting of some of the people featured in his book including Sufis, Fakirs, Bauls, Theveram hymn singers as well as a prison warder and part-time Theyyam dancer widely believed to incarnate the God Vishnu.Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan, a history of the First Afghan War 1839–42, was published in India in December 2012, in the UK in February 2013, and in the US in April 2013. Dalrymple's great-great-granduncle Colin Mackenzie fought in the war and was briefly detained by the Afghans. Following the publication of the book Dalrymple was called to brief both the Afghan President Hamid Karzai and the White House on the lessons to be learned from Afghan history.Dalrymple was also the curator of Princes and Painters in Mughal Delhi 1707–1857, a major show of the late Mughal painting for the Asia Society in New York, which ran from February to May 2012. A catalogue of this exhibit co-edited by Dalrymple with Yuthika Sharma was published by Penguin in 2012 under the same name.More recently he curated the exhibition of Company style painting, Forgotten Masters: Indian Painting for the East India Company, at the Wallace Collection in London. His most recent book, published in 2019, is The Anarchy, a history of the Indian Subcontinent during the period from 1739 to 1803, which saw the collapse of the Mughal imperial system, rise of the Maratha imperial confederacy, and the militarisation and rise of power of the East India Company. It was long listed for the Baillie Gifford Prize 2019, and short listed for the Duke of Wellington medal for Military History, the Tata Book of the Year (Non-fiction) and the Historical Writers Association Book Award 2020. It was a Finalist for the Cundill Prize for History and won the 2020 Arthur Ross Bronze Medal from the US Council on Foreign Relations. TV and radio Dalrymple has written and presented the six-part television series Stones of the Raj (Channel 4, August 1997), the three-part Indian Journeys (BBC, August 2002) and Sufi Soul (Channel 4, Nov 2005).The six-part Stones of the Raj documents the stories behind some of British India's colonial architecture starting with Lahore (16 August 1997), Calcutta (23 August 1997), The French Connection (30 August 1997), The Fatal Friendship (6 September 1997), Surrey in Tibet (13 September 1997), and concluded with The Magnificent Ruin (20 September 1997). The trilogy of Indian Journeys consists of three one-hour episodes starting with Shiva’s Matted Locks which while tracing the source of the Ganga, takes Dalrymple on a journey to the Himalayas. The second part, City of Djinns, is based on his travel book of the same name, takes a look at Delhi's history, and last Doubting Thomas, which takes Dalrymple to the Indian states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu, where St Thomas, the Apostle of Jesus is closely associated.He has done a six-part histo.... Discover the William Dalrymple popular books. Find the top 100 most popular William Dalrymple books.

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Miasto dżinów

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Miasto Dżinów, wydane w 1993 roku, to owoc sześcioletniego pobytu autora w Indiach. Z pasją, a zarazem skrupulatnością historyka Dalrymple odmalowuje obraz stolicy Indii - miast...

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Le Dernier Moghol

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Le livreLe Dernier Moghol est le portrait poignant de Delhi la Fabuleuse, personnifiée par Zafar, et de leur destin tragique à tous deux lors de la terrible destruction...

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Le Retour d'un roi

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Au printemps de 1839, les Anglais envahissent l’Afghanistan pour la première fois. C’est l’amorce du Grand Jeu, cette rivalité coloniale qui opposa en Asie centrale les empires russe...

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The Age of Kali

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From the author of The Last Mughal and Nine Lives: the classic stories he gathered during the ten years he spent journeying across the Indian subcontinent, from Sri Lanka and s...

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City of Djinns

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Peeling back the layers of Delhi’s centuries-old history, City of Djinns is an irresistible blend of research and adventure.Sparkling with irrepressible wit, City of ...

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In India

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Nativo dello Yorkshire e giunto in India a diciassette anni, William Dalrymple descrive con straordinario talento un percorso attraverso il subcontinente indiano che fa percepire tutti i sap...

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Le livre Partant sur les traces du grand moine du VIe siècle Jean Moschos, dont la chronique lui sert de guide dans ses pérégrinations, William Dalrymple entreprend en 1994 u...

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The Last Mughal

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In this evocative study of the fall of the Mughal Empire and the beginning of the Raj, award-winning historian William Dalrymple uses previously undiscovered sources to investigate a pivot...

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RETURN OF A KING

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The product of a 25-year exploration of India’s cultural and religious traditions, this collection of biographies introduces the reader to nine unforgettable characters, including a Buddhi...

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Return of a King

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From William Dalrymple—award-winning historian, journalist and travel writer—a masterly retelling of what was perhaps the West’s greatest imperial disaster in the East, and an importan...

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One of the most successful, influential and acclaimed travel books of recent years from the author of ‘Return of a King’, which has been shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson prize.

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Nove storie sospese tra fragilità umana e convinzioni incrollabili, in cui la fede e i rituali si confrontano con un mondo colpito da un mutamento convulso. L’asceta indù e la prostituta...

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Nine Lives

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From the author of The Last Mughal (“A compulsively readable masterpiece” —The New York Review of Books), an exquisite, mesmerizing book that illuminates the remarkable w...

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En 1765, la Compañía de las Indias Orientales derrocó al joven emperador mogol y puso en su lugar un gobierno controlado por mercaderes ingleses que extorsionaba impuestos merced a...

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An eminent historian looks to the present and future of Afghanistan as the U.S. withdraws from the longest war in its history. THE BROOKINGS ESSAY: In the spirit of its commitment to high-q...

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White Mughals

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White Mughals is the romantic and ultimately tragic tale of a passionate love affair that crossed and transcended all the cultural, religious and political boundaries of its time.

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From the Holy Mountain

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In the spring of A.D. 587, John Moschos and his pupil Sophronius the Sophist embarked on a remarkable expedition across the entire Byzantine world, traveling from the shores of Bosphorus to ...

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The Anarchy

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Finalist for the Cundill History Prize ONE OF PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY The Wall Street Journal and NPR

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Le 29 mars 1849, un garçon de dix ans est introduit dans la salle des miroirs du fort de Lahore. Malgré ses craintes, il s’avance avec dignité : il est le maharajah du Pendjab. Au cours...

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White Mughals

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From the author of the Samuel Johnson prize-shortlisted ‘Return of a King’, the romantic and ultimately tragic tale of a passionate love affair that transcended all the cultural, religio...

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From the internationally acclaimed and bestselling historians William Dalrymple and Anita Anand, the first comprehensive and authoritative history of the Koh-i-Noor diamond, arguably the mos...

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A rich blend of history and spirituality, adventure and politics, laced with the thread of black comedy familiar to readers of William Dalrymple’s previous work.In AD 587, two ...

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L'âge de Kali

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Le livre D’après l’ancienne cosmologie hindoue l’Inde serait aujourd’hui dans les affres de l’âge de Kali, une époque de conflits et de ténèbres durant laquelle t...

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City of Djinns

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This is William Dalrymple’s captivating memoir of a year spent in Delhi, a city watched over and protected by the mischievous invisible djinns. Lodging with the beady-eyed Mrs Puri and enc...

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In Xanadu

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William Dalrymple’s award-winning first book: his classic, fiercely intelligent and wonderfully entertaining account of his journey across Marco Polo’s 700-year-old route from Jerusalem ...

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Le Moghol blanc

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Le jeune James Achilles Kirkpatrick veut devenir officier dans l'armée de la Compagnie anglaise des Indes orientales. Devenu Lord Resident de la Compagnie, il est conquis par Khair un-Nissa...

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The Age of Kali

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William Dalrymple, who wrote so magically about India in ‘City of Djinns’, returns to the country in a series of remarkable essays.Featured in its pages are 15-year-old guerr...

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Nel 1839 un'armata britannica di quasi ventimila uomini invade l’Afghanistan per insediare sul trono del paese un sovrano fantoccio, Shah Shuja, e contrastare così la temuta espansione ru...

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En la primavera de 1839, tropas británicas invadían por primera vez Afganistán para exorcizar la fantasmal amenaza rusa sobre la India que angustiaba a políticos incompetentes y e...

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Tra le storie più affascinanti di sempre merita senza dubbio un posto quella del Koh-i-Nur, il diamante dal valore stimato «in due giorni e mezzo di cibo per il mondo intero», la gemma po...

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 Le livre Thomas Cook Travel Book Award Lors d’un premier séjour en Inde à l’âge de dix-sept ans, William Dalrymple découvre Delhi. Cette grande cap...

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Bloomsbury presents The Anarchy by William Dalrymple, read by Sid Sagar.The top five sunday times best seller.One of Barack Obama's best books of 2019.

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