William Dalrymple

William Dalrymple is a Scottish historian and writer, art historian and curator, as well as a prominent broadcaster and critic. His books have won numerous awards and he is known for his expertise on the history and culture of South Asia, particularly during the period of British colonialism. Dalrymple's notable works include 'City of Djinns', 'White Mughals', and 'The Last Mughal', which blend travel writing with history, exploring the rich past and complex present of the Indian subcontinent.

Books

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  1. 1. In Xanadu

    "In Xanadu" is a travelogue that follows the journey of a young historian and writer as he retraces Marco Polo's route from Jerusalem to the fabled city of Xanadu in Mongolia. Along the way, the author weaves together a rich tapestry of history and adventure, engaging with diverse cultures and landscapes. His travels take him through the Middle East, South Asia, and into the heart of China, offering insights into the complex interplay between past and present, and the enduring allure of one of history's most legendary journeys. The narrative is as much a personal coming-of-age story as it is a homage to the spirit of exploration and discovery.

    The 3225th Greatest Book of All Time