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William Dalrymple (1) (1965–)

Autor/a de City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi

Per altres autors anomenats William Dalrymple, vegeu la pàgina de desambiguació.

36+ obres 10,413 Membres 190 Ressenyes 41 preferits

Sobre l'autor

William Dalrymple wrote the highly acclaimed British best-seller In Xanadu when he was twenty-two. It won the 1990 Yorkshire Post Best First Work Award and a Scottish Arts Council Spring Book Award; it was also shortlisted for the John Llewelyn Rhys Memorial Prize. His second book, City of Djinns, mostra'n més won the 1994 Thomas Cook Travel Book Award and the Sunday Times Young British Writer of the Year Award. From the Holy Mountain was awarded the Scottish Arts Council Autumn Book Award for 1997; it was also shortlisted for the 1998 Thomas Cook Award, the John Lewelyn Rhys Memorial Prize, and the Duff Cooper Prize. A collection of his essays on India, The Age of Kali, was published in 1998. Dalrymple is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and of the Royal Asiatic Society and in 2002 was awarded the Mungo Park Medal by the Royal Scottish Geographic Society for his "outstanding contribution to travel literature." He is married to the artist Olivia Fraser, and they have three children. They now divide their time between London and Delhi mostra'n menys
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Obres de William Dalrymple

City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi (1993) 1,449 exemplars
In Xanadu: A Quest (1989) 877 exemplars
Forgotten Masters: Indian Painting for the East India Company (2019) — Editor; Col·laborador — 39 exemplars
Princes and Painters in Mughal Delhi, 1707-1857 (2000) — Editor; Col·laborador — 23 exemplars
The Writer's Eye (2016) 5 exemplars
The Adventures Of The Kohinoor (2020) 4 exemplars
The Historian's Eye (2018) 4 exemplars
Sufi soul : the mystic music of Islam [video recording] (2005) — Written, Presented — 1 exemplars
The Empire Implodes 1 exemplars
East 1 exemplars

Obres associades

A la Patagònia (1977) — Introducció — 3,272 exemplars
Hindoo Holiday: An Indian Journal (1932) — Introducció, algunes edicions436 exemplars
Granta 57: India! The Golden Jubilee (1997) — Col·laborador — 201 exemplars
Begums, Thugs, and White Mughals: The Journals of Fanny Parkes (2002) — Editor; Introducció — 104 exemplars
AIDS Sutra: Untold Stories from India (2008) — Col·laborador — 59 exemplars
Oxtravels: Meetings with Remarkable Travel Writers (2011) — Col·laborador — 57 exemplars
India (2015) — Pròleg, algunes edicions38 exemplars
Steve McCurry: Afghanistan (2017) — Epíleg — 23 exemplars
Lonely Planet Sacred India (2002) — Pròleg — 20 exemplars
The Paris Review 192 2010 Spring (2010) — Col·laborador — 5 exemplars
Magic Markings: Tantra, Jain & Ritual Art from India (2016) — Col·laborador — 5 exemplars
A Love Letter to Europe: An Outpouring of Sadness and Hope (2019) — Col·laborador — 5 exemplars
Edge of Faith (2009) — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars
Delhi: Contrasts and Confluences (2009) — Introducció — 1 exemplars
A Journey Through India: Company School Pictures (1996) — Introducció — 1 exemplars


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BRITISH AUTHOR CHALLENGE FEBRUARY - CHRISTIE & DALRYMPLE a 75 Books Challenge for 2016 (març 2016)


Dalrymple gives an entertaining history of Delhi, India and the mughals who conquered and architected it.
ben_r47 | Hi ha 26 ressenyes més | Feb 22, 2024 |
Between the twenties and the forties, Iris Portal’s youth had been spent in that colonial Delhi

‘In retrospect,’ I said. ‘Do you think British rule was justified?’

‘....But on balance I think you must never take land away from a people. A people’s land has a mystique. You can go and possibly order them about for a bit, perhaps introduce some new ideas, build a few good buildings, but then in the end you must go away and die in Cheltenham.’ Iris sighed. ‘And that, of course, is exactly what we did.’

I learned a lot of interesting from this book (partridge fights, Mumbai food deliverers' caste, eunuch caste etc.), interviews and dialogues very always a pleasure to read - humorous, lively, yet very often insightful. Why 4 stars then? Well, historical references and vignettes were sometimes a bit thick to wade through. Although there's probably nothing wrong with them and they're more than appropriate, it's just they're hard to digest on the go - one probably should savor them relaxed :)
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Den85 | Hi ha 26 ressenyes més | Jan 3, 2024 |
William Dalrymple has achieved the impossible. It is never an easy task to write a thoroughly researched piece of history in the vein of exotic novel. Dalrymple did that in style.

I thoroughly enjoyed the book. The book threw light on some of the facts of Deccan/Hyderabad we tend to ignore (we are not aware of). Having been associated with Hyderabad since my childhood, the book is even more special. I own the book at much more emotional level.
harishwriter | Hi ha 15 ressenyes més | Oct 12, 2023 |



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