Books by William Dalrymple

Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A lively, well-researched history of lust for wealth and power."
The tale of a diamond that became a coveted prize during centuries of political turmoil. Read full book review >
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Released: April 16, 2013

"A rich excavation of both British and Afghan sources, with gorgeous colored reproductions of Muslim and romantic renderings of the action and characters."
An intensively focused study of the ill-begotten launch of the Great Game in Afghanistan. Read full book review >
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Released: June 17, 2010

"A remarkable feat of journalism."
Illuminating biographies of Indians who retain ancient devotional traditions despite rapid economic change. Read full book review >
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Released: April 1, 2003

"Rigorously researched, intelligent, compassionate. A tour de force. (2 maps, 50 illustrations, not seen)"
Masterfully demonstrating that truth can trump fiction, English travel writer Dalrymple (From the Holy Mountain, 1998, etc.) relates a wrenching tale of love's labors lost on the Indian subcontinent. Read full book review >
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Released: March 1, 1998

"An evensong for a dying civilization. (24 b&w and 8 color photos, not seen)"
A memorable historical journey through the twilight of Eastern Christianity in the Middle East, heartfelt and beautifully told. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 17, 1994

"Not a heavyweight experience, but this warm look at Delhi is a pleasant starting point for anyone interested in this mysterious city. (16 pages b&w illustrations)"
A charming portrait of the ancient Indian capital of Delhi by a talented young British travel writer. Read full book review >