William Dalrymple

Open Minds 2016: Soft Power

Vijay Soni

The creative pursuits of artistes and thinkers, writers and intellectuals redefine human activities. It is these minds that we take note of and celebrate

William Dalrymple: Picture This

William Dalrymple was a keen photographer before he became an author. The cell phone has returned him to that abandoned love.

JLF 2016: Word at Your Feet

Stars, the star-struck and other delights and diversions at literature’s biggest carnival

History is in the Telling

Dalrymple’s book is well researched, but that still doesn’t mean we take his account at face value

“The longer you live somewhere, the less you see”

William Dalrymple on why he will never be able to write City of Djinns again, and on isolating himself in his world of books

An Inconvenient Truth

Mr Dalrymple, why is it so hard to give credit where it is due?

“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.

Keeping the Faiths

A bad review is like a slap on the face, says William Dalrymple on the release of his latest book, Nine Lives

India Untold

Nine Lives is proof that Dalrymple knows this country better than most Indians, but it also displays a creeping complacency in writing about it.


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