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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

The Dazzle of a Man
Books
Bruce Wannell: Ode to an Orientalist

William Dalrymple celebrates the wisdom and spirit of his friend—Bruce Wannell—a linguist and musician, translator and teacher

27 November 2020
Books
The Sword And The Stylus

The Baburnama, one of the greatest memoirs in any language and of any age, is a testament to humanity in which the personal becomes universal

12 November 2020
Babur’s Soul
Books
Babur’s Soul

The Mughal emperor not only established an extraordinary dynasty and set the tone for their future political, economic, aesthetic and humanistic triumphs, he also produced one of the most fascinating autobiographies ever written to record exactly how he did it

06 November 2020
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

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Pratap Bhanu Mehta

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Brahma Chellaney

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MJ Akbar

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

Ram Madhav

Ram Madhav is a member of the National Executive of RSS and Member, Board of Governors, India Foundation

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape is professor of English at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Views are personal.

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