William Dalrymple

  • William Dalrymple talks about his book 'Return of a King' 18-01-2013 10:12 PM

    In an exclusive interview with CNN-IBN, writer William Dalrymple talks about his inspiration to write his latest book 'Return of a King'. ...
  • All historians should attempt to rewrite history as they see it: William Dalrymple 07-12-2012 12:54 PM

    In the spring of 1839, the British invaded Afghanistan for the first time. Led by lancers in scarlet cloaks and plumed shakos, nearly 20,000 British and East India Company troops poured through the passes and re-established on the throne Shah Shuja ul-Mulk. On the way in, the British faced little...
  • William Dalrymple on Salman Rushdie's works 21-01-2012 05:07 PM

    William Dalrymple, co-director of the Jaipur Literature Festival talks about Rushdie's work and expresses his desire to see Rushdie attend the festival in the coming years. ...
  • It needs more than love to write about India 18-08-2011 03:28 PM

    New Delhi: Stepping into the soul of India is not easy for a foreign writer; the journey needs more than mere love for the country. The process requires an identification with history, facts at fingertips and an uncanny nose for immediate socio-political contexts, show landmark books written over the years....
  • 'City of Djinns' now indistinctly different: Dalrymple 11-05-2011 11:38 AM

    New Delhi: The national capital is unrecognisably different from what it was three decades ago when writer William Dalrymple came to the metropolis as a freshman in 1989 to sample the sights and sounds of India. His 'City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi', which was inspired by the colours...
  • Jaipur lit fest: a writer's paradise 22-01-2011 11:15 AM

    Jaipur: There was Standing room only by the time Nobel Prize winner Orhan Pamuk's session got underway on Day 1 of the Jaipur Literature Festival. And he certainly lived up to all the hype, and was surprisingly even funny. His girlfriend Booker Prize winner Kiran Desai, demure in the background,...
  • Jaipur lit carnival rubbishes "pretentious" tag 22-01-2011 08:48 AM

    Jaipur: World-famous authors lost themselves amidst thousands of fans as Asia's largest literary event sprang colourfully to life on Friday, debunking criticism of the Jaipur Literature Festival's pretentious overtones. In speeches and debates in bright and airy yellow and green tents, authors, academics and book lovers shared jokes and swapped...
  • Two Englishmen discuss their views on CWG 22-08-2010 09:10 PM

    In conversation with Karan Thapar, author-historian William Dalrymple and author-journalist Mark Tully share their views on what they think would become of the Commonwealth Games. ...
  • Double treat: Photographer's images, writer's words 05-11-2009 01:17 PM

    Prabuddha Das Gupta, William Dalrymple collaborate for book, Catholics of Goa. ...
  • The Music Room bags Crossword book award 05-07-2008 04:45 PM

    Karachi: Pakistan cricket chiefs on Tuesday ordered veteran all-rounder Abdul Razzaq to explain himself after he publicly criticised skipper Mohammed Hafeez for dropping him for the World Twenty20 semifinal. The 32-year-old was replaced by fast bowler Sohail Tanveer for Pakistan's semi-final defeat against Sri Lanka last week, a decision which...
  • William Dalrymple seeks a break from history 28-01-2008 01:48 AM

    Mumbai: Australian spin legend Shane Warne, who played his final competitive game on Friday, made it clear he won't be returning as a full-time coach for the Rajasthan Royals or any other team next season but said he was interested in a consultancy role. This is my last game, never...
  • Jaipur lit fest sees Dev Anand, not Gore Vidal 24-01-2008 06:57 PM

    Mumbai: Mumbai Indians would look to excel in home conditions and confirm a play-offs berth by getting the better of bottom-placed Deccan Chargers in an Indian Premier League clash at the Wankhede stadium Saturday. After the humiliating 76-run defeat to Kings XI Punjab at Mohali, Sachin Tendulkar-led MI would be...
  • The voices of rising India 26-01-2007 04:46 PM

    Here is what some well-known faces from various fields have to say of India in its 60th year of Independence. ...
  • Defining history with Dalrymple 05-11-2006 08:48 AM

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  • Dalrymple and Delhi: A love story 01-11-2006 10:57 AM

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