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Dalrymple, William

Works: 58 works in 320 publications in 15 languages and 10,980 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Pictorial works  Exhibition catalogs  Guidebooks  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Narrator, Author of introduction, Collector
Classifications: DS486.D3, 958.103
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Most widely held works about William Dalrymple
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Most widely held works by William Dalrymple
Nine lives : in search of the sacred in modern India by William Dalrymple( Book )

39 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 10 languages and held by 1,684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the ways in which traditional forms of religious life in India have been transformed in the vortex of the region's rapid change
The last Mughal : the fall of a dynasty : Delhi, 1857 by William Dalrymple( Book )

40 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,551 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 )

24 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,506 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 )

42 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,295 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 )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 691 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
Sacred India( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 541 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 )

34 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 380 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 318 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
City of Djinns : a year of Delhi by William Dalrymple( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When he was seventeen, William Dalrymple visited Delhi and was transfixed by this ancient city's multiple layers of history, myth, and legend. Five years after his first trip he returned, this time newly married, to record his fascination on paper."--Page 4 of cover
World monuments : 50 irreplaceable sites to discover, explore and champion by N.Y.) World Monuments Fund (New York( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 141 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
Sufi soul the mystic music of Islam by Simon Broughton( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 97 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"--Original container
India by Steve McCurry( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 92 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
India by Sam Miller( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love and betrayal in eighteenth-century India by William Dalrymple( Book )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last Mughal the fall of a dynasty, Delhi, 1857 by William Dalrymple( Recording )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bahadur Shah Zafar II, the last Mughal Emperor, was a mystic, accomplished poet and skilled calligrapher. But while his Mughal ancestors had controlled most of India, Zafar was king in name only. Deprived of real political power by the East India Company, he nevertheless succeeded in creating a court of great brilliance, and presided over one of the great cultural renaissances of Indian history. Then, in 1857, Zafar gave his blessing to a rebellion among the Company's own Indian troops - the largest uprising any empire had to face in the entire course of the nineteenth century. The Siege of Delhi was one of the most horrific events in the history of Empire, in which thousands on both sides died. When the British took the city - securing their hold on the subcontinent for the next ninety years - tens of thousands more Indians were executed, including all but two of Zafar's sixteen sons. By the end of the four-month siege, Delhi was reduced to a battered, empty ruin, and Zafar was sentenced to exile in Burma. There he died, the last Mughal ruler in a line that stretched back to the sixteenth century
The fall of a dynasty, Delhi, 1857 by William Dalrymple( Book )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In November 1862, a cheap coffin is buried in eerie silence. There are no lamentations or panegyrics, for the British Commissioner in charge has insisted, 'No vesting will remain to distinguish where the last of the Great Mughals rests.' This Mughal is Bahadur Shah Zafar II. This work presents an history of nineteenth-century India
Letters from bailies Dalrymple, Smith, and hall to the Lord Provost, at Peterhead by William Dalrymple( Book )

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

The age of Kali : Indian travels & encounters by William Dalrymple( Book )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in Undetermined and French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Sri Lanka, Pakistan and India itself, William Dalrymple searches for evidence of Kali Yug, the Hindu "age of darkness." Venturing to places rarely visited by foreigners, he travels deep into guerilla territory with the Tamil Tigers. Visits Benazir Bhutto and meets the drug lords of the North West Frontier. He inveils a region where the strengths and problems of both modernity and tradition remain to be reconciled. The result is this engrossing, eagle-eyed and utterly enthralling collection."--Back cover
In Xanadu : [a quest] by William Dalrymple( Recording )

1 edition published in 1995 in Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Dalrymple's first travel book about his experience straight out of University attempting to cross Asia first with one girlfriend then with another! William Dalrymple's highly praised and greatly entertaining account of his 1986 trip made when a student at Cambridge, which re-traced Marco Polo's route across land from Jerusalem to Xanadu. With him he took a phial of Holy Oil, £600, Laura to Lahore and Louisa thence to Xanadu
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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

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דאלרימפל, ויליאם

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 EastSacred IndiaIn Xanadu : a questCity of Djinns : a year of DelhiEdge of faithIndia