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William Dalrymple

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William Dalrymple is a Scottish historian and writer, art historian and curator, as well as a broadcaster and critic. His books have won numerous awards and prizes, including the Duff Cooper Memorial Prize, the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award, the Sunday Times Young British Writer of the Year Award, the Hemingway, the Kapuściński and the Wolfson Prizes. He is also one of the co-founders and co-directors of the annual Jaipur Literature Festival.
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AKBAR
The Great Mughal
Ira Mukhoty - Apr 10, 2020
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Abu’l Fath Jalal-ud-din Muhammad Akbar, the third Mughal emperor, is widely regarded as one of the greatest rulers in India’s history. During his reign, the Mughal Empire was one of the wealthiest in the world, and covered much of the Indian subcontinent. Although there are dozens of books on the empire, there are surprisingly few full-length accou...
William Dalrymple
Jul 19, 2020
@srikramanam How ignorant you are! Can I humbly suggest you spend less time on Twitter and more time reading history? To take three recent books, Supriya Gandhi's Dara Sikoh, @mukhoty Akbar or @UnamPillai 's Rebel Sultans. All very accessible for non-historians. Just try a little learning...     source
The Emperor Who Never Was
Dara Shukoh in Mughal India
Supriya Gandhi - Jan 07, 2020
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The definitive biography of the eldest son of Emperor Shah Jahan, whose death at the hands of his younger brother Aurangzeb changed the course of South Asian history.Dara Shukoh was the eldest son of Shah Jahan, the fifth Mughal emperor, best known for commissioning the Taj Mahal as a mausoleum for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Although the Mughal...
William Dalrymple
Jul 19, 2020
@srikramanam How ignorant you are! Can I humbly suggest you spend less time on Twitter and more time reading history? To take three recent books, Supriya Gandhi's Dara Sikoh, @mukhoty Akbar or @UnamPillai 's Rebel Sultans. All very accessible for non-historians. Just try a little learning...     source
Rebels sultans
The deccan from Khilji to Shivaji
Manu S. Pillai - Jan 01, 2018
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BRAND NEW, Exactly same ISBN as listed, Please double check ISBN carefully before ordering. ...
William Dalrymple
Jul 19, 2020
@srikramanam How ignorant you are! Can I humbly suggest you spend less time on Twitter and more time reading history? To take three recent books, Supriya Gandhi's Dara Sikoh, @mukhoty Akbar or @UnamPillai 's Rebel Sultans. All very accessible for non-historians. Just try a little learning...     source
The Hidden History of Burma
Race, Capitalism, and the Crisis of Democracy in the 21st Century
Thant Myint-U - Nov 12, 2019
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Precariously positioned between China and India, Burma’s population has suffered dictatorship, natural disaster, and the dark legacies of colonial rule. But when decades of military dictatorship finally ended and internationally beloved Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi emerged from long years of house arrest, hopes soared. World leaders such as Bara...
William Dalrymple
Sep 05, 2019
Another book I hugely enjoyed is the forthcoming Hidden History of Burma by Thant Myint-U. It should be read for the pleasure of the author's prose, but it is also vital background reading to anyone trying to understand the Rohingya crisis or the complexities of South Asia.     source
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India Discovered
The Recovery of a Lost Civilization
John Keay - Sep 30, 2001 (first published in 1981)
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Two hundred years ago, India was seen as a place with little history and less culture. Today it is revered for a notable prehistory, a magnificent classical age and a cultural tradition unique in both character and continuity. How this extraordinary change in perception came about is the subject of this book by the author of India: A History....
William Dalrymple
Jan 11, 2019
@rajatub I love that book! It was the first non-fiction book I read when I first came to India aged 18 in 1984     source