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Alexandria by Edmund Richardson review – the quest for the lost city
The mystery of a trailblazing archeologist who faked his own death is finally unravelled

William Dalrymple

27, May, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Robert Clive was a vicious asset-stripper. His statue has no place on Whitehall | William Dalrymple
Honouring the man once known as Lord Vulture is a testament to British ignorance of our imperial past, says historian William Dalrymple

William Dalrymple

11, Jun, 2020 @10:34 AM

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The Buried by Peter Hessler review – life, death and revolution in Egypt
This remarkable example of ‘slow journalism’ links the pharaohs with Egypt’s Arab spring

William Dalrymple

18, Dec, 2019 @2:01 PM

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Underland by Robert Macfarlane review – a dazzling journey into deep time
Adventures, prose of great beauty and deep concerns ... a book that offers a new perspective on the human impact on our planet

William Dalrymple

08, May, 2019 @10:59 AM

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The British in India by David Gilmour review – three centuries of ambition and experience
A sumptuous spread of Raj nostalgia fatally ignores the argument that British imperialism was bad for India

William Dalrymple

27, Sep, 2018 @6:28 AM

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The Dawn Watch review – ‘redefines how we see Joseph Conrad’
Maya Jasanoff brilliantly places Conrad as a pioneer of understanding the forces that shape the modern world

William Dalrymple

01, Jan, 2018 @7:00 AM

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The Epic City review – a love letter to Kolkata
Kushanava Choudhury’s beautifully observed account of life in the West Bengal metropolis is full of humour and wonder

William Dalrymple

27, Aug, 2017 @11:00 AM

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The Book Smugglers of Timbuktu by Charlie English review – how precious manuscripts were saved
In this exemplary work English not only tells a remarkable story and explores the meanings of the ‘African Eldorado’ but exposes a myth

William Dalrymple

28, Jun, 2017 @6:29 AM

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In Pakistan, tolerant Islamic voices are being silenced | William Dalrymple
The Sehwan bombing is a result of the Saudi-funded fundamentalism that has taken a grip in the country

William Dalrymple

20, Feb, 2017 @5:55 PM

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Do writers’ photographs show a side of their character not revealed in their books?
William Dalrymple, whose teenage passion for photography was superseded by writing, puts the theory to the test

William Dalrymple

14, May, 2016 @11:00 AM

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Incarnations: India in 50 Lives by Sunil Khilnani – review
Sultans, poets, business moguls… these engaging, warts-and-all biographies of great Indians down the ages capture the true heart of the subcontinent

William Dalrymple

14, Mar, 2016 @7:30 AM

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Violence, victors and victims: how to look at the art of the British empire
There can be few more contentious subjects than the empire, and few artistic legacies more explosive. Now, Tate Britain is to hold the first major British exhibition of masterworks from the colonial period – and the results are revealing

William Dalrymple

20, Nov, 2015 @12:00 PM

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