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William Dalrymple

Scottish historian, art historian & photographer, Mehrauli goatherd, kabooter baz & baadfaroosh. Writes the occasional book.

New Delhi

Joined on 5 November, 2012

http://www.williamdalrymple.uk.com/

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Replying to @BhopalHouse: That appalling and shameful review, in which the ongoing pogroms, lynchings, incarceration etc of Muslims in India today d…

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What the Dak Runner brought...
#TheAnarchy

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Quoted @Barristerblog

"A sensitive, often uncomfortable commentary on the stubborn influence of empire." Long & glowing review for @Sathnam's Empireland.

Replying to @Sathnam: #EmpireLand for me is as much a campaign as a book, and writing the bloody thing nearly killed me, so I hope I'll be forgiven…

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Replying to @ByzantineLegacy: Mosaics of Panagia Acheiropoietos, a 5th century basilica in Thessaloniki

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Replying to @Peachtreespeaks: Seemingly in a hurry, a lady with a go-between on a terrace, ca. 1800, Kangra,Punjab Hills. @britishmuseum @DalrympleW

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Replying to @swativashishtha: A portrait of Begum Samru from a copy of her biographical manuscript Zib ut Tawarikh. Authored by Lala Gokul Chand in…

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Replying to @ssharadmohhan: Word 'Ban Than' which mean 'Impeccably Dressed' is derived from #Kishangarh #Rajasthan's Raja Samant Singh's Queen Bani…

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The Devil Drives
Sir Richard Burton 1821-1890

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Sir Richard Burton's Bedouin Tent Mausoleum
Mortlake

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Seemingly in a hurry, a lady with a go-between on a terrace, ca. 1800, Kangra,Punjab Hills. @britishmuseum @DalrympleWill @errfanseye @Jibunnessa @katherineschof8 @zarafshan @ranjona @ghosh_gopali @swativashishtha @hemantsarin @RaiSwatiRai @ssharadmohhan #art #culture #History

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Word 'Ban Than' which mean 'Impeccably Dressed' is derived from #Kishangarh #Rajasthan's Raja Samant Singh's Queen Bani Thani (Monalisa of India), seen here in this ca. 1750 #Rajasthani painting by Nihal Chand, now @ClevelandArt.
@ranjona @Peachtreespeaks @DalrympleWill @iamrana

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That appalling and shameful review, in which the ongoing pogroms, lynchings, incarceration etc of Muslims in India today dismissed as a "reductive cliché".

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Mosaics of Panagia Acheiropoietos, a 5th century basilica in Thessaloniki

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Replying to @The_North_Blood: Altit Fort, Hunza, Gilgit Baltistan.

Circa 1900s

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Replying to @FarangisN: The first Jews settled in Khujand, #Tajikistan in the Middle Ages. This week, the city buried its beloved last Jew. https://…

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Replying to @poetryinstone: Tamil Nadu state archaeology dept conducts aerial survey at Gangaikonda Cholapuram to unearth Chola remains https://t.co…

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Replying to @pmdfoster: “Robert Jenrick, who resembles nothing so much as a lifesize cardboard cutout of Robert Jenrick – the sort of smiling, speec…

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Replying to @soniafaleiro: The Good Girls in @WSJ. I'm very moved by the thought & attention that went into this review. The Good Girls is out in th…

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Replying to @utterflea: From the Ashwamedha to Chetak and Laili, horses were an integral part of life in India. Author of The Tale of the Horse, @Ya

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Replying to @KimAtiWagner: While my students in semester 2 of #HST6747AnxietiesofEmpire may not fully appreciate having to read 'The Insidious Fu Ma…

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Replying to @Peachtreespeaks: Stunning terracotta head of a Kushan prince,from ancient Dalverzintepe site 1st - 2nd C,Termez Archeology Museum,Uzbek…

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Replying to @theabhayk: Memories of @JaipurLitFest : Girish Karnad, Arvind Krishna Mehrotra, Vandana Mehrotra, I, Vijay Seshadri and Suzanne Khuri #…

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#EmpireLand for me is as much a campaign as a book, and writing the bloody thing nearly killed me, so I hope I'll be forgiven for occasionally sharing reviews. Very grateful that a reviewer as sensitive and knowledgeable as @groovydegroovy gets it.

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“Robert Jenrick, who resembles nothing so much as a lifesize cardboard cutout of Robert Jenrick – the sort of smiling, speech-bubbled suit you might expect to act as a greeter in your local Barclays” - @MarinaHyde always good, but sparklingly good today

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From the Ashwamedha to Chetak and Laili, horses were an integral part of life in India. Author of The Tale of the Horse, @Yashaswini_Ch talks of Maratha women equestrians, artists like Bagta, Shah Jahan's piebald, and Rajput legends on Books & Authors

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Memories of @JaipurLitFest : Girish Karnad, Arvind Krishna Mehrotra, Vandana Mehrotra, I, Vijay Seshadri and Suzanne Khuri #OTD in 2015 at JLF.

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Stunning terracotta head of a Kushan prince,from ancient Dalverzintepe site 1st - 2nd C,Termez Archeology Museum,Uzbekistan @DalrympleWill @errfanseye @hemantsarin @ssharadmohhan @zarafshan @tawairkh @SavingMesAynak @ghosh_gopali @ranjona @UZAmbassador @yannth2 #archeology

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Tamil Nadu state archaeology dept conducts aerial survey at Gangaikonda Cholapuram to unearth Chola remains via @timesofindia

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While my students in semester 2 of #HST6747AnxietiesofEmpire may not fully appreciate having to read 'The Insidious Fu Manchu' from 1913, I do look forward to showing them Gillo Pontecorvo's masterpiece 'Battle of Algiers', which is probably *the* best historical film ever made.

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The Good Girls in @WSJ. I'm very moved by the thought & attention that went into this review. The Good Girls is out in the UK now, in India next week, in the US on Feb 9 & Canada on Feb 23. @BloomsburyBooks
@PenguinIndia @groveatlantic @PenguinRandomCA

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The first Jews settled in Khujand, #Tajikistan in the Middle Ages. This week, the city buried its beloved last Jew.

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Altit Fort, Hunza, Gilgit Baltistan.

Circa 1900s

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A portrait of Begum Samru from a copy of her biographical manuscript Zib ut Tawarikh. Authored by Lala Gokul Chand in 1822, a copy of the manuscript made by Manik Chand in 1850 is now at APRI, Tonk.

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Coming in the New Year...

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