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Delhi’s Begumpur Masjid roof collapse not recent: ASI counters William Dalrymple

William Dalrymple had on September 13 shared a photo of the Begumpur Masjid on microblogging platform Twitter and called it an instance of ASI’s neglect, triggering a conservation appeal by many people, including Aam Aadmi Party MLA Somnath Bharti
A photo of Delhi’s Begumpur Masjid from 1988, shared by Archaeological Survey of India. (Sourced)
A photo of Delhi’s Begumpur Masjid from 1988, shared by Archaeological Survey of India. (Sourced)
Updated on Sep 17, 2021 05:57 AM IST
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BySadia Akhtar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Almost 90% of my reading is non-fiction: Amish Tripathi

The author talks about his favourite Indian authors and his experience in the Indian publishing industry.
The author says he reads around 5-6 books per month.
The author says he reads around 5-6 books per month.
Updated on Jul 30, 2020 09:20 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByNavneet Vyasan

William Dalrymple’s next book being penned through lockdown

His magnum opus in 2019, ‘Anarchy: The East India Company, Corporate Violence, and the Pillage of an Empire’ has been his most successful and critically acclaimed work till date; but that has only encouraged historian William Dalrymple to scale even higher.
No newcomer to the concept of a lockdown, the author is wasting no time on a ‘time-out’; feverishly penning his next work.(Getty Images)
No newcomer to the concept of a lockdown, the author is wasting no time on a ‘time-out’; feverishly penning his next work.(Getty Images)
Updated on May 03, 2020 05:42 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByIndo Asian News Service

Rare Indian art displayed in London exhibition

Titled ‘Forgotten Masters: Indian Painting for the East India Company’, the exhibition has opened at the Wallace Collection until April, showcasing artwork from various collections across the globe, curated by writer William Dalrymple.
Images of artwork at the London exhibition.(SOURCED.)
Images of artwork at the London exhibition.(SOURCED.)
Updated on Dec 05, 2019 06:42 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, London | ByPrasun Sonwalkar

Dalrymple, Murugan, Tharoor in line-up for Kerala lit fest

Prominent authors William Dalrymple, Perumal Murugan, Benyamin and Shashi Tharoor, also the Lok Sabha MP from Thiruvananthapuram, lead an impressive line-up for the fifth edition of the Kerala Literature Festival 2020.
Shashi Tharoor shall be part of the fifth edition of the Kerala Literature Festival 2020 that will be held at Calicut from January 16 to 19.(PTI)
Shashi Tharoor shall be part of the fifth edition of the Kerala Literature Festival 2020 that will be held at Calicut from January 16 to 19.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 30, 2019 02:28 PM IST
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ByIndo Asian News Service, New Delhi

HT Picks: The most interesting books of the week

This week’s good reads include paintings by forgotten Indian masters, a book on a spymaster, and one on how to free your mind
Exquisite paintings, the life of a genius spymaster, and a book on freeing your mind - all that on the reading list this week!(HT Team)
Exquisite paintings, the life of a genius spymaster, and a book on freeing your mind - all that on the reading list this week!(HT Team)
Updated on Nov 29, 2019 06:38 PM IST
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‘The Cellular Jail should be a place of pilgrimage’

Says author Vikram Sampath, whose new book charts Vinayak Damodar Savarkar’s journey from a small village in Maharashtra to the heart of the Indian independence movement
Vikram Sampath(Photo: Sanjeev Nair)
Vikram Sampath(Photo: Sanjeev Nair)
Updated on Oct 02, 2019 04:42 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByNavneet Vyasan

Malavika’s Mumbaistan: The Cultural Provocateurs

This week saw the long-running literary extravaganza, founded by Namita Gokhale, William Dalrymple and Sanjoy K Roy, set up its tent in New York.
Asad Lalljee and Sanjoy K Roy.
Asad Lalljee and Sanjoy K Roy.
Updated on Sep 20, 2019 12:14 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByMalavika Sangghvi

William Dalrymple’s latest book charts the course of The East India Company

Author William Dalrymple’s new release is a result of six years of extensive research on East India Company and their ruthless pursuit of power.
(Getty Images)
(Getty Images)
Updated on Sep 11, 2019 05:05 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByNavneet Vyasan

Brunch Book Challenge: Five books that writers are reading this month

From Toni Morrison’s compelling essays on race to rediscovering Thomas Harris’ book without Hannibal, authors share the one read they’ll devour this month
Five books to add to your bookshelf
Five books to add to your bookshelf
Published on Aug 31, 2019 11:14 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySamreen Tungekar

Book Review: William Dalrymple’s tome to perils of corporate power abuse

The towering 522-page tome, which was in the making for six painstaking years, thoroughly dissects the machinations of the East India Company (EIC).
Historian, writer, art curator, as also an award-winning broadcaster and critic, William Dalrymple has written a new book titled The Anarchy - The East India Company, Corporate Violence, And The Pillage Of An Empire.(Mayank Austen Soofi/HT Photo)
Historian, writer, art curator, as also an award-winning broadcaster and critic, William Dalrymple has written a new book titled The Anarchy - The East India Company, Corporate Violence, And The Pillage Of An Empire.(Mayank Austen Soofi/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 25, 2019 02:25 PM IST
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Indo Asian News Service | ByIndo Asian News Service, New Delhi

The Anarchy by William Dalrymple’s to release on Sept 10

William Dalrymple, the acclaimed historian and art historian, is the bestselling author of the Wolfson Prize-winning White Mughals, The Last Mughal, which won the Duff Cooper Prize and the Hemingway and Kapuscinski Prize-winning Return of a King.
William Dalrymple’s next book is named The Anarchy: India Between Empires 1739-1803.(Prabhas Roy/HT Photo)
William Dalrymple’s next book is named The Anarchy: India Between Empires 1739-1803.(Prabhas Roy/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 15, 2019 02:51 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByIndo Asian News Service

Malavika’s Mumbaistan: A Woman Thing?

Both women had distinguished themselves with their sterling commitment and loyalties to their respective parties.
Sushma Swaraj abd Sheila Dixit
Sushma Swaraj abd Sheila Dixit
Updated on Aug 08, 2019 09:19 AM IST
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ByMalavika Sangghvi

Is the TV show Beecham House a case of Raj nostalgia? Two British historians weigh in

The series is critical of the East India Company, but has received negative reviews for it’s White saviour complex.
Beecham House follows a former East India Company soldier, John Beecham, as he returns to Delhi to become a trader in the late 18th century.
Beecham House follows a former East India Company soldier, John Beecham, as he returns to Delhi to become a trader in the late 18th century.
Updated on Aug 03, 2019 05:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByManik Sharma

For the man who rebuilt Jamia, his knowledge was his strength

Indisposed for a long time, Hasan died Monday morning. He was nearing 71. He is survived by his wife, Zoya Hasan, an academic and political scientist who devotedly looked after him during his final years.
Mushirul Hasan passed away after a prolonged illness.(HT File Photo)
Mushirul Hasan passed away after a prolonged illness.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Dec 11, 2018 10:55 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByMayank Austen Soofi

Snapshots of life from over 200 yrs ago are on display at a city museum

Check out paintings and clay figures of everyday scenes at Indian Life and People in the 19th Century, on at CSMVS.
Clay figurines were a popular art medium in the days before photography.
Clay figurines were a popular art medium in the days before photography.
Published on Dec 07, 2018 04:49 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAishwarya Iyer

Jaipur Lit Fest 2019 lineup announced, speakers to include Markus Zusak, Hari Kunzru

JLF co-director, William Dalrymple says the 2019 line up is the strongest Jaipur lineup ever. It’ll have an unrivalled literary ‘First Eleven’ of remarkable poets and acclaimed novelists, historians and biographers, travellers and critics, actors, screenwriters, and more
Come January, literary heavyweights will gather in Jaipur for a sumptuous feast of ideas at the annual Zee Jaipur Literature Festival.(Jaipur Literature Fest Official Site)
Come January, literary heavyweights will gather in Jaipur for a sumptuous feast of ideas at the annual Zee Jaipur Literature Festival.(Jaipur Literature Fest Official Site)
Updated on Oct 20, 2018 07:29 PM IST
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Indo Asian News Service | ByIndo Asian News Service

William Dalrymple’s upcoming book of photographs captures historical places

As part of his research for The Historian’s Eye, Dalrymple travelled to various battlefields and ruins, mosques, Sufi shrines and temples.
In the process, William Dalrymple also explored the art and culture.(Prabhas Roy/HT photo)
In the process, William Dalrymple also explored the art and culture.(Prabhas Roy/HT photo)
Updated on May 17, 2018 02:57 PM IST
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William Dalrymple’s visual tribute to a Mughal emperor who fought East India Co rule

The Historian’s Eye is an exhibition of photographs shot by author William Dalrymple as he researched Mughal emperor Shah Alam’s valiant battle against the East India Company for his new book, The Anarchy.
William Dalrymple, At the Marble Palace, Calcutta, Archival pigment print.(Courtesy: Tasveer)
William Dalrymple, At the Marble Palace, Calcutta, Archival pigment print.(Courtesy: Tasveer)
Updated on Apr 13, 2018 09:43 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | BySoma Das

Author William Dalrymple: I would love to see regular mehfils in Zafar Mahal

Author of City of Djinns and The Last Mughal, William Dalrymple talks about the culture and history of Delhi and his own connect with it.
William Dalrymple’s next book is named The Anarchy: India Between Empires 1739-1803.(Prabhas Roy/HT Photo)
William Dalrymple’s next book is named The Anarchy: India Between Empires 1739-1803.(Prabhas Roy/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 30, 2018 06:37 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByPrannay Pathak, New Delhi
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