William Dalrymple appears in the following:
Monday, April 22, 2013
Award-winning historian, journalist, and travel writer William Dalrymple talks about the spectacular first battle for Afghanistan: the British invasion of the remote kingdom in 1839, and argues that it’s an important parable of neocolonial ambition, folly, and hubris that has striking relevance to our own time. Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan: 1839-42 illuminates the uncanny similarities between the West’s first disastrous entanglement with Afghanistan and the situation today.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
William Dalrymple documents traditional forms of religious life in India and discusses how they’re being transformed by the region’s rapid modernization. In Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India he profiles devotional dancers, a Buddhist monk, a Jain nun, among others, who continue ancient religious traditions at risk of being entirely lost in a changing India.