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William Dalrymple

Where's the Travel Writing for Black Women?

Sarah Enelow | Posted 07.20.2016 | Black Voices
Sarah Enelow

Ever since I got into travel writing, I've been told to read the works of Joseph Conrad, Jack Kerouac, Edward Abbey, Bruce Chatwin, Paul Theroux, William Dalrymple, Bill Bryson, and other white men. While I learned a lot from their stories, I was also repeatedly left with questions about misogyny and racial insensitivity.

We're Talking Jaipur: Friendliest Literary Festival in the World

Ru Freeman | Posted 03.23.2015 | Books
Ru Freeman

Between the blur of moderating and speaking on several panels, Dalrymple paused to discuss the thinking behind the creation of what is now the largest entirely free literary festival in the world.

Sensorium 2014: In Search of a 'Gathering of Poets'

Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi | Posted 02.03.2015 | Arts
Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi

Currently in India there are so many arts and literary festivals, the joke goes, that they outnumber the participants. But the bestselling historian William Dalrymple advanced an important belief to me in Goa. He referenced the almost timeless kavi sammelans -- a gathering of poets -- where one bard recited his work and another, responded to it, often on the spot entirely.

It Hasn't Been a Good Day: William Dalrymple, Bosnia, Punjab, Zimbabwe and ... Robin Williams

T. Sher Singh | Posted 10.13.2014 | Religion
T. Sher Singh

He was a year younger than me, I note immediately. That's so very young, I say to myself. It saddens me because I enjoyed his work, all the way from his television days in the early 1980s to his recent, sporadic appearances on the big screen.

Drones Are the Napalm of Our Crazy Time

Ethan Casey | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics
Ethan Casey

The common element is death rained down from the sky, and drones take this a step further by leaving the inflictors of it safe back in the States.

Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the American Public

Ethan Casey | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics
Ethan Casey

How can the millions who live in places like Detroit and Fort Worth and are well-meaning but frightened and bruised by all the recent history we've lived through, be persuaded that "they" don't all "wish to destroy us"?

History Rhymes in Afghanistan

Ethan Casey | Posted 06.17.2013 | Books
Ethan Casey

Any summary a reviewer could offer would be the merest potted version of what took the author years of research to stitch together, so I prefer to urge you to read the book itself.

Palaces, Camels, Salman, and Oprah: If It's January, It Must be the Jaipur Literature Festival

Victoria Lautman | Posted 03.13.2012 | Chicago
Victoria Lautman

To describe the Jaipur Literature Festival as the rambunctious love-spawn of the mercantile-minded Frankfurt Book Fair and free-spirited Woodstock barely scratches the surface of this spectacle.

Eat, Pray, Love: aka I, Me, Myself

Sandip Roy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Sandip Roy

It's not Gilbert's fault, but I have an instinctive reaction to books about white people discovering themselves in brown places. I want to gag, shoot and leave.

William Dalrymple: the Af-Pak Fiasco "on its last legs" (AUDIO)

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Lydon

William Dalrymple is drawing on a deep well of personal and imperial history in his stark clarification of our American comeuppance in Afghanistan. ...