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William Dalrymple

William Dalrymple is an essayist and historian. He is the author, most recently, of The Anarchy: The East India Company, Corporate Violence, and the Pillage of an Empire

My Choice of Best of 2019 Books: William Dalrymple, Author
Books
My Choice of Best of 2019 Books: William Dalrymple, Author

Robert Macfarlane | Peter Moore | Philip Marsden

21 December 2019
The Historian’s Eye
Essay
The Historian’s Eye

Tracing the footprints of Anarchy from Shah Alam’s Delhi to the Company’s Calcutta with a camera phone. Text and Photographs by William Dalrymple

25 October 2019
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

Authors

Pratap Bhanu Mehta

Pratap Bhanu Mehta is one of India’s most influential columnists and public intellectuals

Brahma Chellaney

Brahma Chellaney is a geostrategist and the author of nine books, including the award-winning Water, Peace, and War : Confronting the Global Water Crisis

MJ Akbar

MJ Akbar is an MP and the author of, most recently, Gandhi’s Hinduism: The Struggle Against Jinnah’s IslamWhile

Ram Madhav

Ram Madhav is National General Secretary of the BJP and Director of India Foundation

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape, director, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, is the author of ‘JNU: Nationalism and India’s Uncivil Wars’. Views are personal.

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