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Dalrymple, William

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Works: 76 works in 480 publications in 15 languages and 12,782 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Pictorial works  Exhibition catalogs  Guidebooks  Nonfiction films  Diaries  Documentary films  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Compiler, Author of introduction, Collector
Classifications: DS486.D3, 958.103
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Nine lives : in search of the sacred in modern India by William Dalrymple( Book )

41 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 1,681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Dust Jacket: A Buddhist monk takes up arms to resist the Chinese invasion of Tibet-then spends the rest of his life trying to atone for the violence by hand printing the best prayer flags in India. A Jain nun tests her powers of detachment as she watches her best friend ritually starve to death. A woman leaves her middle-class family in Calcutta, and her job in a jute factory, only to find unexpected love and fulfillment living as a Tantric skull feeder in a remote cremation ground. A prison warden from Kerala becomes, for two months of the year, a temple dancer and is worshipped as an incarnate deity; then, at the end of February each year, he returns to prison. An illiterate goat herd from Rajasthan keeps alive an ancient 4,000-line sacred epic that he, virtually alone, still knows by heart. A devadasi-or temple prostitute-initially resists her own initiation into sex work, yet pushes both her daughters into a trade she now regards as a sacred calling. Nine people, nine lives. Each one taking a different religious path, each one an unforgettable story. Exquisite and mesmerizing, and told with an almost biblical simplicity, William Dalrymple's first travel book in over a decade explores how traditional forms of religious life in South Asia have been transformed in the vortex of the region's rapid change. A distillation of twenty-five years of exploring India and writing about its religious traditions, Nine Lives is a modern Indian Canterbury Tales
The last Mughal : the fall of a dynasty : Delhi, 1857 by William Dalrymple( Book )

42 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of Mughal emperor, poet, and mystic Bahadur Shah Zafar II relates the 1857 armed uprising against British rule, the fall of the Mughal capital of Delhi and its subsequent destruction, and Zafar's final days as an exile in Burma
The return of a king : the battle for Afghanistan, 1839-42 by William Dalrymple( Book )

26 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the mid-19th-century Afghan war as a tragic result of neocolonial ambition, cultural collision and hubris, drawing on previously untapped primary sources to explore such topics as the reestablishment of a puppet-leader Shah, the conflict's brutal human toll and the similarities between the war and present-day challenges
White Mughals : love and betrayal in the eighteenth-century India by William Dalrymple( Book )

45 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"James Achilles Kirkpatrick was the British Resident at the court of the Nizam of Hyderabad when in 1798 he glimpsed Khair un-Nissa - "Most Excellent among Women"--The great-niece of the Nizam's prime minister and a direct descendant of the Prophet. Kirkpatrick had gone to India as an ambitious soldier in the army of the East India Company, eager to make his name in the conquest and subjection of the subcontinent. Instead, he fell in love with Khair and overcame many obstacles - not the least of which was the fact that she was locked away in purdah and engaged to a local nobleman - to marry her. Eventually, while remaining Resident, Kirkpatrick converted to Islam and, according to Indian sources, even became a double agent working for the Hyderabadis against the East India Company." "It is a remarkable story, involving secret assignations, court intrigue, harem politics, religious disputes, and espionage. But such things were not unknown: From the sixteenth century, when the Inquisition banned the Portuguese in Goa from wearing the dhoti, to the eve of the Indian Mutiny, the "white Mughals" who wore local dress and adopted Indian ways were a source of difficulty and embarrassment to successive colonial administrations. William Dalrymple has unearthed such colorful figures as "Hindoo Stuart," who traveled with his own team of Brahmins to maintain his templeful of idols and who spent many years trying to persuade the memsahibs of Calcutta to adopt the sari; and Sir David Ochterlony, Kirkpatrick's counterpart in Delhi, who took all thirteen of his Indian wives out for evening promenades, each on the back of her own elephant."--Jacket
From the holy mountain : a journey among the Christians of the Middle East by William Dalrymple( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Dalrymple follows in the steps of two Byzantine monks. In 587 A.D., just before Islam erupted onto the Middle East, they journeyed from Constantinople to Egypt staying at and documenting the Christian communities, monasteries and hermitages along the way, a surprising number of which survive today
City of Djinns : a year of Delhi by William Dalrymple( Book )

32 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

City of Djinns is the portrait of a city as has never been attempted before. Meeting an extraordinary array of characters, from the city's elusive eunuchs to the embattled descendants of the great Moghuls, from the nouveauriche Punjabis to the last witnesses of the British Raj, and investigating the resonances of these people and their ways with the India of the past, this is a unique and dazzling feat of research and adventure by one of the finest writers of his generation. Watched over and protected by the mischievous djinns - spirits invisible to the naked eye, 'like us in all things, but fashioned from fire' - Delhi has been saved many times over the centuries. From the desolate, run-down graveyards in which partridge-fighting has drawn crowds for hundreds of years to the exquisite palaces of the old city which now lie empty and crumbling, Dalrymple comes to know this bewildering place intimately. He conveys the magical nature of this city at the meeting point of all the great cultures of South Asia, a city that has been destroyed and rebuilt, forever being reborn under the care of its guardian djinns
Sacred India( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains an account of the religious practice in India--Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism, and Buddhism, Jainism, Zoroastrianism, Christianity, Judaism, gurus and ashrams, and tribal religions. Also includes a description of the different deities, temples, festivals, rituals, and pilgrim centers
In Xanadu : a quest by William Dalrymple( Book )

41 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The travel writing by William Dalrymple who "decides to retrace the epic journey of Marco Polo from Jerusalem to Xanadu, the ruined palace of Kubla Khan, north of Peking."--Back cover
Princes and painters in Mughal Delhi, 1707-1857 by William Dalrymple( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between the years 1707 and 1857, the cultural center of Delhi in North India was the locus of a dramatic shift of power with the decline of the Mughal Empire and the rise of the British Raj. This critical transitional period altered Indian culture, politics, and art, and brought unprecedented artistic innovation and experimentation. The artistic flowering of this time is evident in jewel-like portraits, miniature paintings, striking panoramas, and exquisite decorative arts crafted for Mughal emperors and European residents alike. Sumptuous color illustrations of such works illuminate the pages of this book, painting a vivid portrait of this important city and its art, artists, and patrons. Masterworks by major Mughal artists, such as Nidha Mal and Ghulam Ali Khan, and works by non-Mughal artists demonstrate the dynamic interplay of artistic production at this time. This largely overlooked period is explored in thought-provoking essays by a panel of distinguished scholars of Indian art, history, and literature to present an engaging look at this dynamic artistic culture in the midst of rapid change
From the Holy Mountain : a journey in the shadow of Byzantium by William Dalrymple( Book )

19 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and Dutch and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dalrymple traces the footsteps of two monks, John Moschos and his pupil Sophronius the Sophist, who set off in 587 A.D. to travel across the entire Byzantine world, from the shores of the Bosphorus to Egypt, staying in caves, monasteries and remote hermitages
Sufi soul : the mystic music of Islam by Simon Broughton( Visual )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For hundreds of millions of Sufi followers worldwide, music is at the heart of their tradition and a way of getting closer to God. From the Whirling Dervishes of Turkey to the qawwali music of Pakistan, Sufism has produced some of the world's most spectacular music celebrated by Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Dalrymple's film traces the shared roots of Christianity and Islam in the Middle East and discovers Sufism to be a peaceful, tolerant and pluralistic bastion against fundamentalism"--Container
Begums, thugs and white mughals by Fanny Parkes Parlby( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fanny Parkes, who lived in India between 1822 and 1846, was the ideal travel writer - courageous, indefatigably curious and determinedly independent. Her delightful journal traces her journey from prim memsahib, married to a minor civil servant of the Raj, to eccentric, sitar-playing Indophile, fluent in Urdu, critical of British rule and passionate in her appreciation of Indian culture. Fanny is fascinated by everything, from the trial of the thugs and the efficacy of opium on headaches to the adorning of a Hindu bride. To read her is to get as close as one can to a true picture of early colonial India - the sacred and the profane, the violent and the beautiful, the straight-laced sahibs and the more eccentric White Mughals who fell in love with India and did their best, like Fanny, to build bridges across cultures"--Publisher's description
World monuments : 50 irreplaceable sites to discover, explore and champion( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"World monuments presents fifty of the world's most compelling destinations, cultural heritage sites, and significant architectural works that must be seen and preserved. In commemoration of its fiftieth anniversary, World Monuments Fund has commissioned eight of todays' most important writers... Each essay explores a specific place and theme relating to WMF's history and the challenges of its conservation work: Anne Applebaum writes about war and human conflict in Krakow, Poland; John Julius Norwich reflects upon natural catastrophe and climate change in Venice, Italy; Ismail Serageldin pens an essay on the pressures of development in Cairo, Egypt; André Aciman considers the lack or overabundance of resources in Rome, Ital; William Dalrymple delves into the challenges of recognizing what we have in Agra, India; Fernanda Eberstadt illuminated the erosion of cultural traditions in Cusco, Peru; Justin Davidson discusses the impact of urbanization in Mexico City, Mexico; and Andrew Solomon explores hidden treasure in Beijing, China
India by Steve McCurry( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essence of India--magical, intense, contradictory--through the lens of Steve McCurry, one of the most admired photographers working today. This book is a sought-after addition to Steve McCurry's popular body of work comprising emotive and beautiful photographs from India. Features a vast range of colour pictures illustrating this most colourful of countries, reproduced in a large format with captions, accompanied by an introductory essay from William Dalrymple, author of 'The Last Mughal', 'Return of a King' and other bestselling works on India
Edge of faith by Prabuddha Das Gupta( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black and white photographs explores both the history of Goa's Catholic past and its struggle to deal with its multicultural multireligious present
The age of Kali : Indian travels & encounters by William Dalrymple( Book )

23 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As he searched for evidence of Kali Yug, the "age of darkness" predicted by an ancient Hindu cosmology in a final epoch of strife and corruption, Dalrymple encountered a region that thrilled and surprised him. Venturing to places rarely visited by foreigners, he presents compelling portraits of a diverse range of figures. His love for the subcontinent comes across in every page, which makes its chronicles of political corruption, ethnic violence and social disintegration all the more poignant. The result is a dark yet vibrant travelogue, and a unique look at a region that continues to be marked by rapid change and unlimited possibilities as it struggles to reconcile the forces of modernity and tradition
Jing ling zhi cheng : de li yi nian by William Dalrymple( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the course of 12 months in Delhi, the author peels back the successive encrusting layers of history, using both material and human remains of each of the eight cities of Delhi, interlacing innumerable stories with the present and ending with the Delhi creation myth contained in the great Indian epic "The Mahabharata."
India by Sam Miller( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters from bailies Dalrymple, Smith, and hall to the Lord Provost, at Peterhead by William Dalrymple( Book )

6 editions published between 1798 and 2005 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A deadly triangle Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India by William Dalrymple( Book )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An eminent historian looks to the present and future of Afghanistan as the U.S. withdraws from the longest war in its history. He sees the danger of an escalating conflict between Pakistan and India--two nuclear powers that could threaten world peace
 
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Nine lives : in search of the sacred in modern India
Alternative Names
Dalrymple, Wilhelm 1965-

Dalrymple, Willhelm

Dalrymple, William Hamilton- 1965-

Hamilton-Dalrymple, William

Hamilton-Dalrymple, William 1965-

William Dalrymple britischer Schriftsteller und Historiker

William Dalrymple Brits historicus

William Dalrymple storico e scrittore scozzese

Далримпл, Уильям

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דאלרימפל, ויליאם

דאלרימפל, ויליאם סופר בריטי

وليام داريمبل، 1965-

ويليام داريمبل

विल्यम डॅलरिंपल

വില്യം ഡാൽറിമ്പിൾ

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The last Mughal : the fall of a dynasty : Delhi, 1857White Mughals : love and betrayal in the eighteenth-century IndiaFrom the holy mountain : a journey among the Christians of the Middle EastCity of Djinns : a year of DelhiSacred IndiaIn Xanadu : a questFrom the Holy Mountain : a journey in the shadow of ByzantiumBegums, thugs and white mughals