William Dalrymple

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Chris Riddell: ‘Maurice Sendak taught us playfulness could be profound’
The author-illustrator on being read Tolkien at school, the perfect picture book and struggling to crack The Da Vinci Code

Chris Riddell

27, Aug, 2021 @9:00 AM

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‘Imperially nostalgic racists’ target Empireland author with hate mail
Sathnam Sanghera speaks out against ‘vicious’ abuse he is receiving over his bestselling book: ‘Empire has been weaponised by the right wing, ever since Black Lives Matter’

Alison Flood

12, Mar, 2021 @11:20 AM

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UK needs a museum of colonialism, says historian William Dalrymple
White Mughals author, speaking at the Jaipur literature festival, says it is ‘not a matter of being woke’ and children should learn about imperial history

Alison Flood

16, Sep, 2020 @12:25 PM

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All-nighters and sideways ideas: readers' books of the year
From rich histories to intense, dystopian futures, commenters share the highlights of their reading years

Guardian readers

17, Dec, 2019 @8:00 AM

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Forgotten Masters review – the natural history geniuses robbed by the British empire
East India Company officials hired local artists to document the wondrous flora and fauna of the subcontinent, but never credited them – a wrong finally righted by this exhibition

Jonathan Jones

03, Dec, 2019 @11:23 AM

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The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company – review
William Dalrymple’s story of how Britain’s ruthless East India Company looted India is told with rigour and writerly craft

Jason Burke

23, Sep, 2019 @10:00 AM

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The Anarchy by William Dalrymple review – the East India Company and corporate excess
Patriotic myths are exploded in a vivid pageturner, which considers the Company as a forerunner of modern multinationals, ‘too big to fail’

Maya Jasanoff

11, Sep, 2019 @6:30 AM

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She-Merchants, Buccaneers & Gentlewomen review – the women of the Raj
Katie Hickman’s study recounts stories with sympathy, clarity and verve, but raises the question of British misapprehensions about the empire

Maya Jasanoff

17, May, 2019 @6:30 AM

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Book clinic: which books should I read before travelling the world?
From Kipling’s Kim to The SAS Survival Handbook, our expert picks the titles that will prepare you for a life of adventure

Horatio Clare

13, Oct, 2018 @5:00 PM

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