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William Dalrymple

William Dalrymple is an essayist and a historian

The shattered ruins of Hampi
Essay
The Untold History of Hampi

The footprints of Hindu-Muslim hybridity defy the received wisdom on the fall of Vijayanagara

26 July 2018
20210
Voices
Tipu Sultan: Noble or Savage?

The untold story

26 November 2015
19866
Open Essay
The Last Mughal Renaissance

The works produced by the last of the Mughal painters in Delhi for British patrons are an extraordinary fusion of English and Indian artistic sensibilities

20 October 2015
19832
Open Essay
Delight of the Eye

Nainsukh broke free from the formality of Indian court art to explore the quirks of human reality, stripping courtly conventions down to create miniatures full of living and breathing individuals

14 October 2015
19766
Open Essay
Sultan of the Sublime

The Deccani art patronised by the religious reconciler Ibrahim Adil Shah II of the Bijapur kingdom is an unparalleled alchemy of dream and fantasy

07 October 2015
19706
Art & Culture
Mahendra’s Magic

The Mahabalipuram rock reliefs and sculptures are extraordinary creations by the third monarch of the Pallava dynasty, and in these masterpieces merge the sensuous and the satirical, the human and the divine in timeless harmony

30 September 2015
19646
Open Essay
The Familiar Faces of Ajanta

The eternity of the sensuous and the spiritual in the finest picture gallery of a civilisation

24 September 2015
18038
Voices
The First Predator

It was not the British government that seized India, but a dangerously unregulated private company headquartered in one small office in London

12 March 2015
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Art & Culture
“The piece you ran is blatantly racist”

William Dalrymple takes exception to a piece we ran arguing that India’s life of letters was still beholden to the British.

13 January 2011

Authors

Mehr Tarar

Mehr Tarar is a well-known Pakistani columnist and author

Nanditha Krishna

Nanditha Krishna is a historian, author and environmentalist, and director of the CPR Institute of Indological Research in Chennai

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape, director, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, is the author of the forthcoming book Swami Vivekananda: Hinduism and India’s Road to Modernity

Sumantra Bose

Sumantra Bose is Professor of International and Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His next book, Secular States, Religious Politics: India, Turkey, and the Future of Secularism, will be published in early 2018 by Cambridge University Press

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