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William Dalrymple
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William Dalrymple is the author of seven previous works of history and travel, including City of Djinns, which won the Young British Writer of the Year Prize and the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award; From the Holy Mountain; White Mughals, which won Britain’s Wolfson History Prize; and The Last Mughal, which won the Duff Cooper Prize for History and Biography. He is a contributor to The New York Review of Books and The New Yorker. He divides his time between New Delhi and London.
 
www.williamdalrymple.uk.com

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The Age of Kali

Written by William Dalrymple


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 2, 2012
Price: $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”... Read more >
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The Age of Kali

Written by William Dalrymple


Format: eBook, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 2, 2012
Price: $11.99

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From the Holy Mountain
A Journey Among the Christians of the Middle East
Written by William Dalrymple


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 2, 2012
Price: $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... Read more >
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From the Holy Mountain
A Journey Among the Christians of the Middle East
Written by William Dalrymple


Format: eBook, 512 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 2, 2012
Price: $12.99

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In Xanadu

Written by William Dalrymple


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 18, 2012
Price: $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... Read more >
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In Xanadu

Written by William Dalrymple


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 18, 2012
Price: $11.99

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The Last Mughal
The Fall of a Dynasty: Delhi, 1857
Written by William Dalrymple


Format: Trade Paperback, 592 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 11, 2008
Price: $18.95


Winner of the 2007 Duff Cooper Prize

On a hazy November afternoon in Rangoon, 1862, a shrouded corpse was escorted by a small group of British soldiers to an anonymous grave in a prison enclosure. As the British Commissioner in charge insisted, “No vestige will remain to distinguish where the last of... Read more >
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The Last Mughal

Written by William Dalrymple


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 27, 2007
Price: $13.99

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Nine Lives
In Search of the Sacred in Modern India
Written by William Dalrymple


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 14, 2011
Price: $16.00

From the author of The Last Mughal, an enlightening book that explores with remarkable compassion and expansive insight nine varieties of religious devotion in India today.

In portraits of people we might otherwise never know William Dalrymple distills his twenty-five years of travel in India to explore the challenges faced by practitioners... Read more >
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Nine Lives
In Search of the Sacred in Modern India
Written by William Dalrymple


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: June 15, 2010
Price: $26.95

From the author of The Last Mughal (“A compulsively readable masterpiece”—The New York Review of Books), a mesmerizing book that explores how traditional religions are observed in today’s India, revealing ways of life that we might otherwise never have known.

A middle-class woman from Calcutta finds unexpected fulfillment living as a Tantric... Read more >
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Nine Lives
In Search of the Sacred in Modern India
Written by William Dalrymple


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 15, 2010
Price: $11.99

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Return of a King
The Battle for Afghanistan, 1839-42
Written by William Dalrymple


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 14, 2014
Price: $17.95

A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year

In 1839, nearly 20,000 British troops poured through the mountain passes into Afghanistan and installed the exiled Shah Shuja on the throne as their puppet. But after little more than two years, the Afghans exploded into rebellion. The British were forced to retreat—and were... Read more >
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Return of a King
The Battle for Afghanistan, 1839-42
Written by William Dalrymple


Format: eBook, 560 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 16, 2013
Price: $13.99

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