William Dalrymple
Opinion  /  Published 20.08.22

UK PM race: Rishi Sunak's battle against odds

   Poisoned debate No declaration of support for Rishi Sunak has surprised me more than that of Paul Goodman, editor of the centre-right political blog, Conservative Home, which has done ...
By Amit Roy

Opinion  /  Published 14.08.22

Voyage in: Virginia Woolf's Bengali roots

The ladies of Calcutta were inspiring enough to have a song composed in their honour; it can only be imagined what the ladies of Bengal achieved. One of them, married to a Frenchman, apparently had Vi...
By The Editorial Board

World  /  Published 31.03.22

New India boasts of Tipu mural

The mural shows Indian cavalry troops advancing from both sides on a cornered British army, guns blazing. In one part of the 18th-century battlefield, the victorious commander sits on an elephant hold...
By Mike Ives

Opinion  /  Published 26.06.21

Twist in the tale: Twenty years of 'Lagaan'

This is just my theory but I am sure Lagaan — a great movie which is celebrating its 20th anniversary — would have won an Oscar if Aamir Khan, the film’s producer and male ...
By Amit Roy

Books  /  Published 16.01.21

Queen of heart

Your Mistress of Spices has been made into a film and your other books have been adapted for plays. How do you feel when your book gets adapted to another form of art? I’m always excited in the...
By Shrestha Saha in Calcutta


India  /  Published 04.09.20

Riot: authors strike back

The authors of the controversial book, Delhi Riots 2020: The Untold Story, filed a complaint with the police on Thursday against publishing house Bloomsbury, some media organisations and noted individ...
By PTI in New Delhi

Books  /  Published 29.07.20

Arjun Chakrabarty on the books that impress

By Arjun Chakrabarty

World  /  Published 23.07.20

Dalrymple for review of UK citizenship test

Bestselling author  William Dalrymple is among over 180 historians who have issued an open letter to the UK home office calling for a review of the history segment of the citizenship and settleme...
By PTI in London

Books  /  Published 04.12.19

William Dalrymple draws lessons from history

Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet hosted the Calcutta launch of the The Anarchy: The East India Company, Corporate Violence, and the Pillage of an Empire by William Dalrymple recently at Abanindranath ...
By Hia Datta (Intern)

Culture  /  Published 23.01.20

Beyond JLF: The rise of lit fests

If sales aren’t huge, how do publishers benefit from literature festivals? Sayantan Ghosh, senior commissioning editor at Simon & Schuster India says that the buzz created by lit fests is what m...
By Smita Tripathi


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