January 26, 2020

William Dalrymple

  • An Age Of Fused Beauty, Flown In By A Stork
    An Age Of Fused Beauty, Flown In By A Stork

    An amalgam of European and Indian aesthetics, a new art flourished in imperial Lucknow. An exhibition pays...

  • Seths Underwrote The Company Raj
    Seths Underwrote The Company Raj

    Not just by shrewd manipulation or by force of superior arms, the East India Company’s empire was erected...

  • Ranjit Singh’s Rock Of Power
    Ranjit Singh’s Rock Of Power

    An extract from a new book by William Dalrymple and Anita Anand on when the Koh-i-Noor resided in Lahore

  • Crane Prince
    Crane Prince

    Karen Knorr’s Photoshop vision places animals in Rajasthan’s palatial grandeur. The result is magical,...

  • Unseen Ajanta
    Unseen Ajanta

    The oldest classical Indian paintings, retrieved from time, and decay

  • Hand In Hand On A Steep Hillside
    Hand In Hand On A Steep Hillside

    Rivals join in coalition in the fraught politics of Afghanistan

  • Room For Words
    Room For Words

    William Dalrymple on his surroundings, routine, and the quiet, personal quirks that allow him to write

  • Souter Takes The Call
    Souter Takes The Call

    As the Great Game repeats itself, India must wake up to Karzai’s new moves

  • The Glitter In The Godliness
    The Glitter In The Godliness

    India’s new affluence runs parallel to a new, homogenised Hinduism that is riding on a crest of...

  • The Dancer Of Kannur
    The Dancer Of Kannur

    In his compelling new book the acclaimed travel writer, explores the worlds of people deeply engaged with the...

  • The Craftiness Beneath The 'Wah! Taj'
    The Craftiness Beneath The 'Wah! Taj'

    The socio-cultural eddies and political winds that swirl around our greatest icon

  • Sisters Of Mannarkad
    Sisters Of Mannarkad

    In this pocket of Kerala, local myth fuses Goddess Bhagavati and Mother Mary into family

  • Fiction In Times of Jehad
    Fiction In Times of Jehad

    Pakistan's political hell wreaks... a literary spring. A comic noir typifies the new novel.

  • The Shabby-Genteel Apheem Chichis
    The Shabby-Genteel Apheem Chichis

    Patches of anti-colonial cliche apart, the opium trade and the entire cast under its thrall breathe life into...

  • Princess To The Rescue
    Princess To The Rescue

    The Nizam's legacy-reeling under the weight of its own grandeur, family squabbles, neglect and greed-springs...

  • 'Several Gaps In Writing On Delhi'
    'Several Gaps In Writing On Delhi'

    I'm particularly astonished that there isn't a good biography of Shah Jahan or a modern description of the...

  • Mohtarma: A Critique
    Mohtarma: A Critique

    A striking, courageous woman, she lent herself to being a symbol. In reality, she belied the promise.

  • An Aria Of Darkness
    An Aria Of Darkness

    Naipaul's new book traverses old ground, his journey unto himself is but an ego trip, the sharp edge of his...

  • Moor The Collector
    Moor The Collector

    The British Museum celebrates India at 60 in a show of Indian art patronised by Brits before the Raj

  • Venetian Treasures
    Venetian Treasures

    A subtle rebuke to those who like to see the relationship between the Christian and Islamic world exclusively...

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