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  • The Last Mughalby William Dalrymple

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 18.95

    In this evocative study of the fall of the Mughal Empire and the beginning of the Raj, award-winning historian William Dalrymple uses previously undiscovered sources to investigate a pivotal moment in history. The last Mughal emperor, Zafar, came to the throne when the political power of the Mughals was already in steep decline. Nonetheless,... more...

  • The Age of Kaliby William Dalrymple

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.95

    From the author of The Last Mughal and Nine Lives : the classic stories he gathered during the ten years he spent journeying across the Indian subcontinent, from Sri Lanka and southern India to the North West Frontier of Pakistan. As he searched for evidence of Kali Yug, the ?age of darkness? predicted by an ancient Hindu cosmology in a final epoch... more...

  • From the Holy Mountainby William Dalrymple

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 17.95

    In the spring of A.D. 587, John Moschos and his pupil Sophronius the Sophist embarked on a remarkable expedition across the entire Byzantine world, traveling from the shores of Bosphorus to the sand dunes of Egypt. Using Moschos?s writings as his guide and inspiration, the acclaimed travel writer William Dalrymple retraces the footsteps of these two... more...

  • In Xanaduby William Dalrymple

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.95

    William Dalrymple?s award-winning first book: his classic, fiercely intelligent and wonderfully entertaining account of his journey across Marco Polo?s 700-year-old route from Jerusalem to Xanadu, the summer palace of Kubla Khan.    At the age of twenty-two, Dalrymple left his college in Cambridge to travel to the ruins of Kubla Khan?s stately pleasure... more...

  • Nine Livesby William Dalrymple

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2009; US$ 9.99

    A completely original, informed, well-crafted and beautifully written book about Modern India. more...

  • The Last Mughalby William Dalrymple

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2009; US$ 10.99

    On a dark evening 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, one of the most tolerant and likeable of his remarkable... more...

  • Return of a Kingby William Dalrymple

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 10.99

    In the spring of 1839, the British invaded Afghanistan for the first time. Led by lancers in scarlet cloaks and plumed shakos, nearly 20,000 British and East India Company troops poured through the high mountain passes and re-established on the throne Shah Shuja ul-Mulk. On the way in, the British faced little resistance. But after two years... more...

  • White Mughalsby William Dalrymple

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 20.38

    James Achilles Kirkpatrick landed on the shores of eighteenth-century India as an ambitious soldier of the East India Company. Although eager to make his name in the subjection of a nation, it was he who was conquered?not by an army but by a Muslim Indian princess. Kirkpatrick was the British Resident at the court of the Nizam of Hyderabad when in... more...

  • City of Djinnsby William Dalrymple

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; US$ 8.23

    ?Could you show me a djinn?? I asked. ?Certainly,? replied the Sufi. ?But you would run away.? more...

  • White Mughals: Love and Betrayal in 18th-century India (Text Only)by William Dalrymple

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; US$ 11.11

    From the author of the Samuel Johnson prize-shortlisted ?Return of a King?, the romantic and ultimately tragic tale of a passionate love affair that transcended all the cultural, religious and political boundaries of its time. more...