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Dalrymple, William

Overview
Works: 190 works in 493 publications in 6 languages and 11,095 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Pictorial works  Guidebooks  Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Diaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary films 
Roles: Narrator, Compiler, Author of introduction, Editor
Classifications: DS486.D3, 954.0317092
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Most widely held works by William Dalrymple
Nine lives : in search of the sacred in modern India by William Dalrymple ( Book )
18 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A study of the ways in which traditional forms of religious life in India have been transformed in the vortex of the region's rapid change
The last Mughal : the fall of a dynasty : Delhi, 1857 by William Dalrymple ( Book )
31 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A portrait of Mughal emperor, poet, and mystic Bahadur Shah Zafar II relates the 1857 armed uprising against British rule, the fall of the Mughal capital of Delhi and its subsequent destruction, and Zafar's final days as an exile in Burma
From the holy mountain : a journey among the Christians of the Middle East by William Dalrymple ( Book )
27 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 1,151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
William Dalrymple follows in the steps of two Byzantine monks. In 587 A.D., just before Islam erupted onto the Middle East, they journeyed from Constantinople to Egypt staying at and documenting the Christian communitites, monasteries and hermitages along the way, a surprising number of which survive today
The return of a king : the battle for Afghanistan, 1839-42 by William Dalrymple ( Book )
8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and German and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the mid-19th-century Afghan war as a tragic result of neocolonial ambition, cultural collision and hubris, drawing on previously untapped primary sources to explore such topics as the reestablishment of a puppet-leader Shah, the conflict's brutal human toll and the similarities between the war and present-day challenges
City of Djinns : a year of Delhi by William Dalrymple ( Book )
25 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
City of Djinns is the portrait of a city as has never been attempted before. Meeting an extraordinary array of characters, from the city's elusive eunuchs to the embattled descendants of the great Moghuls, from the nouveauriche Punjabis to the last witnesses of the British Raj, and investigating the resonances of these people and their ways with the India of the past, this is a unique and dazzling feat of research and adventure by one of the finest writers of his generation. Watched over and protected by the mischievous djinns - spirits invisible to the naked eye, 'like us in all things, but fashioned from fire' - Delhi has been saved many times over the centuries. From the desolate, run-down graveyards in which partridge-fighting has drawn crowds for hundreds of years to the exquisite palaces of the old city which now lie empty and crumbling, Dalrymple comes to know this bewildering place intimately. He conveys the magical nature of this city at the meeting point of all the great cultures of South Asia, a city that has been destroyed and rebuilt, forever being reborn under the care of its guardian djinns
White Mughals : love and betrayal in eighteenth-century India by William Dalrymple ( Book )
29 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the early sixteenth century, it was common for British colonizers in India to embarrass the Crown by "turning Turk" or "going native." Few caused greater scandal than James Kirkpatrick, a British resident in the Court of Hyderabad, who converted to Islam and spied on the East India Company in the midst of an affair with Khair un-Nissa, the great-niece of the region's prime minister. White Moguls is rich with many eccentric characters, from "Hindoo Stuart," who traveled with his own team of Brahmins, to Alexander Gardner, an American whose self-invented costume was showcased by a tartan turban with egret plumes. A remarkable love story set in an exotic and previously unexplored world, White Moguls is full of secrets, intrigue, espionage, and religious disputes
Sacred India ( Book )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
White Mughals : love and betrayal in the eighteenth-century India by William Dalrymple ( Book )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"James Achilles Kirkpatrick was the British Resident at the court of the Nizam of Hyderabad when in 1798 he glimpsed Khair un-Nissa - "Most Excellent among Women" - the great-niece of the Nizam's prime minister and a direct descendant of the Prophet. Kirkpatrick had gone to India as an ambitious soldier in the army of the East India Company, eager to make his name in the conquest and subjection of the subcontinent. Instead, he fell in love with Khair and overcame many obstacles - not the least of which was the fact that she was locked away in purdah and engaged to a local nobleman - to marry her. Eventually, while remaining Resident, Kirkpatrick converted to Islam and, according to Indian sources, even became a double agent working for the Hyderabadis against the East India Company." "It is a remarkable story, involving secret assignations, court intrigue, harem politics, religious disputes, and espionage. But such things were not unknown: From the sixteenth century, when the Inquisition banned the Portuguese in Goa from wearing the dhoti, to the eve of the Indian Mutiny, the "white Mughals" who wore local dress and adopted Indian ways were a source of difficulty and embarrassment to successive colonial administrations. William Dalrymple has unearthed such colorful figures as "Hindoo Stuart," who traveled with his own team of Brahmins to maintain his templeful of idols and who spent many years trying to persuade the memsahibs of Calcutta to adopt the sari; and Sir David Ochterlony, Kirkpatrick's counterpart in Delhi, who took all thirteen of his Indian wives out for evening promenades, each on the back of her own elephant."--BOOK JACKET
In Xanadu : a quest by William Dalrymple ( Book )
17 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The travel writing by William Dalrymple who "decides to retrace the epic journey of Marco Polo from Jerusalem to Xanadu, the ruined palace of Kubla Khan, north of Peking."--Back cover
Princes and painters in Mughal Delhi, 1707-1857 by William Dalrymple ( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Between the years 1707 and 1857, the cultural center of Delhi in North India was the locus of a dramatic shift of power with the decline of the Mughal Empire and the rise of the British Raj. This critical transitional period altered Indian culture, politics, and art, and brought unprecedented artistic innovation and experimentation. The artistic flowering of this time is evident in jewel-like portraits, miniature paintings, striking panoramas, and exquisite decorative arts crafted for Mughal emperors and European residents alike. Sumptuous color illustrations of such works illuminate the pages of this book, painting a vivid portrait of this important city and its art, artists, and patrons. Masterworks by major Mughal artists, such as Nidha Mal and Ghulam Ali Khan, and works by non-Mughal artists demonstrate the dynamic interplay of artistic production at this time. This largely overlooked period is explored in thought-provoking essays by a panel of distinguished scholars of Indian art, history, and literature to present an engaging look at this dynamic artistic culture in the midst of rapid change
The return of a king : the battle for Afghanistan by William Dalrymple ( Book )
8 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A towering history of the first Afghan War by bestselling historian William Dalrymple 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
Begums, thugs and white mughals by Fanny Parkes Parlby ( Book )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Letters from bailies Dalrymple, Smith, and hall to the Lord Provost, at Peterhead by William Dalrymple ( )
4 editions published in 1798 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sufi soul the mystic music of Islam by William Dalrymple ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"For hundreds of millions of Sufi followers worldwide, music is at the heart of their tradition and a way of getting closer to God. From the Whirling Dervishes of Turkey to the qawwali music of Pakistan, Sufism has produced some of the world's most spectacular music celebrated by Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Dalrymple's film traces the shared roots of Christianity and Islam in the Middle East and discovers Sufism to be a peaceful, tolerant and pluralistic bastion against fundamentalism"--Container
The return of a king : Shah Shuja and the first battle for Afghanistan, 1839-42 by William Dalrymple ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A towering history of the first Afghan War by bestselling historian William Dalrymple 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
Edge of faith by Prabuddha Das Gupta ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Black and white photographs explores both the history of Goa's Catholic past and its struggle to deal with its multicultural multireligious present
India by Sam Miller ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Negen levens : een zoektocht naar het heilige in het moderne India by William Dalrymple ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in Dutch and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Zwervend door het huidige India haalt de schrijver uit de verschillende grote godsdiensten in India zoals hindoeïsme, boeddhisme en islam negen religieuze praktijken naar voren zoals die van een jainistische non, een 'goden'danser en een tempelprostituee
In de schaduw van Byzantium by William Dalrymple ( Book )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in Dutch and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reis langs de restanten van de oud-Byzantijnse wereld in de voetsporen van de monnik Johannes Moschus (ca. 550-619)
Le dernier Moghol : la chute d'une dynastie, Delhi, 1857 by William Dalrymple ( Book )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in French and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Dalrymple, Willhelm
Hamilton-Dalrymple, William
דאלרימפל, ויליאם
ダーリンプル, ウィリアム
Languages
English (249)
Italian (8)
French (3)
Dutch (3)
German (1)
Spanish (1)
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