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- Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 12.99
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 of... more...
- 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, Zafar?a... more...
- Penguin Group US 2004; US$ 20.00
White Mughals is the romantic and ultimately tragic tale of a passionate love affair that crossed and transcended all the cultural, religious and political boundaries of its time. James Achilles Kirkpatrick was the British Resident at the court of the Nizam of Hyderabad when in 1798 he glimpsed Kahir un-Nissa?'Most excellent among Women'?the... more...
- Penguin Group US 2003; US$ 16.00
Sparkling with irrepressible wit, City of Djinns peels back the layers of Delhi's centuries-old history, revealing an extraordinary array of characters along the way-from eunuchs to descendants of great Moguls. With refreshingly open-minded curiosity, William Dalrymple explores the seven "dead" cities of Delhi as well as the eighth city?today's... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00
From the author of The Last Mughal (?A compulsively readable masterpiece? ? The New York Review of Books ), an exquisite, mesmerizing book that illuminates the remarkable ways in which traditional forms of religious life in India have been transformed in the vortex of the region?s rapid change?a book that distills the author?s twenty-five years of... more...
- Editorial Kairos 2011; US$ 15.99
The product of a 25-year exploration of India?s cultural and religious traditions, this collection of biographies introduces the reader to nine unforgettable characters, including a Buddhist monk who takes up arms to resist the Chinese invasion of Tibet and then spends the rest of his life trying to atone for the violence by hand printing the best... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.00
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...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.95
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...
- 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...