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Scottish historian, art historian & photographer, Mehrauli goatherd, kabooter baz & baadfaroosh. Writes the occasional book.

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Joined Twitter 11/5/12


The Daily Mail finally wakes up to the reality of Brexit https://t.co/ChVyLw4WdL
12/1
2020
"If you only read one autobiography from a sensitive 16th-century warlord this year, make it this one." A slightly… https://t.co/w3F8JVtsy0NEW ON THE HUB: Ahead of this week's #CundillHistoryPrize Festival, we asked 2020 finalists Vincent Brown, William… https://t.co/x0kMKpykGY
Retweeted by William DalrympleGlad you enjoyed it, Colin! https://t.co/WW8LnNGfU3 @LauraCummingArt May she get well soon!Listen back to Colin in conversation with @DalrympleWill, discussing journeying across literary genres: https://t.co/nlK1XmldQa
Retweeted by William DalrympleColin Thubron CBE CRSL, elected an RSL Fellow in 1969, is a British travel writer and novelist. In 2008, @thetimeshttps://t.co/N8Jw5xaEP9
Retweeted by William DalrympleThis session of music and musings, with Madan Gopal Singh in conversation with @NavtejSarna, will commemorate Guru… https://t.co/s6x8FdSSyp
Retweeted by William Dalrymple“Our client believes that there is a legal case to be made that the secretary of state unlawfully assessed the harm… https://t.co/WhfEekBSxj
Retweeted by William DalrympleA perfectly frosty mosaic for #MuseumsUnlocked #Winter I love the delicate branches and pine cone. @museesgallo https://t.co/g44t1hfNL5
Retweeted by William DalrympleCongratulations David! https://t.co/B5ba30KJUIRasamandala Phulpathor carving above arched entrance Damodar Temple, Siuri, Birbhum 18th century #rashpurnimahttps://t.co/8qYCVoUkA9
Retweeted by William Dalrymplehttps://t.co/3GNsIYkdKi Absolute 'must-read', from the 'always so much fun to read' @DalrympleWill
Retweeted by William DalrympleFESTIVAL FEATURE: Closing our 2-day lineup of digital events, join Jury Chair @peterfrankopan & host @historyhit's… https://t.co/7KLkKsVCZx
Retweeted by William DalrympleRaas Leela Gouache and gold on paper Jaipur, 19th century #rashpurnima https://t.co/d0LyEuBTNx
Retweeted by William Dalrymple @DalrympleWill Just finished your captivating piece on Bruce Wannell, someone who could apparently make Chiswick ex… https://t.co/ULesOUVmlG
Retweeted by William Dalrymple @farahrehana @Changkhan13 Enjoy (although I fear both copies look pirated!)The Act of Remembrance They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old; Age shall not weary them, nor the yea… https://t.co/JHc20xq9kU
Retweeted by William DalrympleBishop @MichaelNazirAli and I have organized a series of lectures on Sufism & Eastern Christianity in All Souls, Ox… https://t.co/zGzHUl0BgZ
Retweeted by William DalrympleI met Bruce Wannell precisely twice: in a bookshop in Khartoum & at an Afghan music concert in Bath. Even in those… https://t.co/v84u0aidln
Retweeted by William DalrympleWe often only have fragments of ancient Greek cult statues. For #MuseumsUnlocked: hands & feet, let’s explore one a… https://t.co/uxdkRROUPB
Retweeted by William DalrympleThe largest tomb in the aristocratic cemetery of Tibetan empire, in Dulan, Qinghai, is under excavation. Though hea… https://t.co/Da9j9RdKGj
Retweeted by William DalrympleLondon & The East India Company 7pm (GMT) Mon 02 Nov Please join me with Nick Robins for this fascinating… https://t.co/UTZBYCDSep
Retweeted by William Dalrymple @tweeter_anita On the other hand, it won't make you put on weight...The World’s Most Glamorous Quarantine Project While you’ve been watching Netflix and peering anxiously at your sou… https://t.co/vh6vH8mC9EThanks! https://t.co/YHq6uWEklf @NathanielMc66 Its about the diffusion of Indian civilization: https://t.co/Zpmnn27LMd @dpanikkar @gregorylent And this one in the New York Review of Books: https://t.co/n5Uvb5HgrO @dpanikkar @gregorylent Here are the pieces: https://t.co/YZBx8guzM1
11/30
2020
@roneebean @NathanielMc66 The book starts in India... and ends in Italy @waraqamusa @aikri Ah! Understood!Fayum mummy portraits from Roman Egypt (2nd-3rd century CE) At Altes Museum in Berlin https://t.co/B1YnJ8YP5H
Retweeted by William Dalrymple @NathanielMc66 I'm researching at the moment, not writing. But yes, deep in a new book @aikri @waraqamusa It's not historical fiction. Its history. Non-fiction.LIVE NOW: https://t.co/MBzXq8EqSI #JLFTORONTO2020 @torontolibrary @Harvard_Press @UniofOxford @bodleianlibshttps://t.co/Y0sZzs5KV5
Retweeted by William DalrympleWith trees featuring on tonight’s @BBCCountryfile let’s have some of Ravilious’ wood-engravings of trees from the 1… https://t.co/PILkXGPKGj
Retweeted by William Dalrymple12th century* Outremer(Katherine Pangonis' Queens of Jerusalem: The Women Who Dared to Rule is published early next year by Orion.)Through pioneering research, Pangonis redresses the balance of medieval misogyny by writing the forgotten feminine… https://t.co/0BeUBKQNR5Spent the weekend being transported to 12th Outremer by a new star. With her remarkable debut, Queens of Jerusalem… https://t.co/YaKW3NBelmIn a year of abysmal news stories, I feel this sweet story needs some signal-boosting, involving as it does several… https://t.co/B1pi9NFEqZ
Retweeted by William DalrympleMithuna. Ahichchatra. Gupta Era, circa 400 A.D. Cleveland Museum of Art. https://t.co/NXeFDLd1GP
Retweeted by William DalrympleGovinda Ram Mittee's Pagoda, North Calcutta Thomas Daniell, 1798 @britishlibrary This Shiva temple is built by w… https://t.co/Uj58NOB39H
Retweeted by William DalrympleMy Sunday is complete! Thanks to being online #JLFToronto2020 what a privilege to attend travel session with author… https://t.co/okLZloI2qy
Retweeted by William DalrympleI see Boris Johnson has done some more of his brilliant writing https://t.co/l62OO4bEPp
Retweeted by William DalrympleMithuna. Harshgiri. Pratihara Dynasty, circa 10th century. Cleveland Museum of Art. https://t.co/u6EaNdZuxk
Retweeted by William DalrympleThank you Amitabh! https://t.co/QMI3F00tCpStep well of the red fort in #Delhi Red Fort baoli was a prison in 1945? #architecturaldesign https://t.co/kdvrmQG9ik
Retweeted by William DalrympleTravel writing is one of the most ancient forms of literature but does it have any relevance in the age of the inte… https://t.co/OyeEXI3Cuy
Retweeted by William DalrympleLIVE NOW: https://t.co/MBzXq8EqSI @anthonysattin @monisha_rajesh @ruthpadel @DalrympleWill #WillFerguson @Ajaybishttps://t.co/6UIurwyoeE
Retweeted by William Dalrymple‘House of Jaipur’ India’s answer to ‘The Crown’? A book on forbidden love, affairs and alcoholism https://t.co/zF2gzn3fenFirst impressions: On the Chauvet cave paintings- What Does the World’s Oldest Art Say About Us? https://t.co/bmnSDGUfBa via @NewYorker'Alivardi Khan with a courtier' ca.1745 Murshidabad School, Bengal. While Alivardi Khan was an able ruler under who… https://t.co/vRf7OIZX4G
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Retweeted by William DalrympleAccording to Mirza Ata Muhammad Shikarpuri (an eye-witness to the First Anglo-Afghan war), Nadir Shah Afshar had ha… https://t.co/0G2oxzxgi5
Retweeted by William DalrympleThank you @TurnbullMalcolm 'This is a beautiful essay. Loving and lyrical - as was Bruce Wannell.' - William Dalrym… https://t.co/ycMuqT0rA6
Retweeted by William Dalrymple#BruceWannell’s depth of knowledge of the most arcane corners of the Muslim world was unparalleled, writes… https://t.co/JcijmMMuYf
Retweeted by William DalrympleThis is a lovely alternative to the political horror show that's running. Curated by @DalrympleWill https://t.co/sZtPYoWtA2
Retweeted by William Dalrymple“Everyone thinks of changing the world but no one thinks of changing oneself.”—Leo Tolstoy https://t.co/1xMR7coBLp
Retweeted by William DalrympleToday!!! 8:30pm IST, 10:00am EST and 3:00 pm GMT travel writing with @DalrympleWill @ruthpadel @monisha_rajesh Will… https://t.co/WOayydhOnR
Retweeted by William DalrympleThe missing story in the #Brexit negotiations: trawlers are being given priority over traders. Watch the slow punc… https://t.co/ykGXLiMDJi
Retweeted by William DalrympleJudge Stephanos Bibas, appointed by Trump. was joined by two Bush 43-appointed judges in a unanimous rejection of T… https://t.co/3eR5EjJAEi
Retweeted by William Dalrymple @mayavision I didn't know this quote... @Jibunnessa I was wondering that... @bznotes @DalrympleWill has licensed the rights for a TV show. It will be 🔥 - incredible story about how a startup… https://t.co/CdOTokNwC3
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11/29
2020
What do progressives make of Joe Biden's cabinet picks so far? Nathan Robinson The bad news for progressives is t… https://t.co/N8AAoZTEh4 @MauriceOLeary1 @byzantinemporia Hear, hear!The greatest Romanesque sculptor, Giselbertus of Autun https://t.co/yzmFqcOEhO @EricAllanPyle Giselbertus of Autun- my all time favourite! @Huk06 The polychrome possibly has its origins in the mosque of Cordoba📚Gifting #TheAnarchy Have received 4, yes 4, copies as gifts (one fm someone I never met): “You will love it!” the… https://t.co/1QiOvTiWtZ
Retweeted by William Dalrymple @AdilNajam HahahahahaThe Como Duomo https://t.co/UJKkVPu5cCThe Three Wise Men rudely woken from their siesta, the devil in a lunghi and other fabulous 14thC wall paintings by… https://t.co/NhCEDCYbpzSant' Abbondio, Como, 1095, consecrated by Urban II to same year he launched the First Crusade https://t.co/ASOOZ2gGMGSan Fidele, Como 11thC. The gryphin is based on Simurghs in Sassanian Persian silks. https://t.co/hyve8n8ny5San Vicenzo, Galleano 1001 https://t.co/QHGYaWp7R9 @banglani @laligneclairedb You're quite right. Some moron complained in the UK Sunday Times that there was too much… https://t.co/7wGkrDO2SOL’Anarchie https://t.co/FmARYdTuBr via @laligneclairedb @JustAGalAndADog @TurnbullMalcolm * Bows *THE DOME OF HAGIA SOPHIA Why was the Hagia Sophia such an achievement? Not least because it was the world’s larges… https://t.co/gdtublluQB
Retweeted by William DalrympleThe @UKPHA Bookclub maxed out our audience numbers when @DalrympleWill brought ‘Anarchy’ with @OfficialJassa ! A fa… https://t.co/4qAB9N78DP
Retweeted by William Dalrymple @hajipurrajesh There is a link on my website, https://t.co/5AtlcaFOOK'The dazzle of a man' William Dalrymple's glorious tribute to his friend and collaborator, Bruce Wannell, taken fro… https://t.co/M4EtbRjlJQ
Retweeted by William DalrympleGhorids were not Tajiks in the meaning of Farsiwan. They are called Tajiks because they claimed to be descendants o… https://t.co/455vl9TP3H
Retweeted by William Dalrymple @maxrodenbeck Thanks Max!From @metmuseum c1750 AD #Pahari painting from #Basohli #HimachalPradesh 'Lord #Krishna Dances in the Raslila (Whim… https://t.co/IeV3FcH8Po
Retweeted by William Dalrymple @DrRJWarren @mssallyward Yes he had that ear. But he did live everywhere tooholy fucking shit, the president of the united states is fucking nuts
Retweeted by William DalrympleWonderful to see Our Bodies Their Battlefield among ⁦@thetimes Best books of the year along with some of my favouri… https://t.co/Zoc8U7rPj3
Retweeted by William Dalrymple @DrRJWarren @mssallyward Yes, but also a man who really lived and loved to the max, and entirely on his own terms'A bit scary': Gillian Anderson's unnerving portrayal of Thatcher in The Crown https://t.co/nwodL83LkKThe making of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), under the editorship of James Murray and others, was a monumenta… https://t.co/bXnUN0wqtn
Retweeted by William DalrympleAn abrupt withdrawal from Afghanistan (before a peace deal can be finalised with the Taliban) will result in a full… https://t.co/cbvJ91pCyO
Retweeted by William DalrympleVintage travel posters india https://t.co/7bNNTaZd91
Retweeted by William DalrympleMore good news for Black Wave... chosen by @thetimes as The Times current affairs book of the year https://t.co/GvrGHiIDxH
Retweeted by William DalrympleBuddhist stupa (11th c) at Dunhuang in Qocho (Gaochang) Kingdom & Tomb of Mahmud al-Kashgari (12th c), an Islamic s… https://t.co/o2TcIDoos3
Retweeted by William Dalrymple"Patriotic myths are exploded in a vivid pageturner, which considers the Company as a forerunner of modern multinat… https://t.co/9RI4xxqHH9
Retweeted by William DalrympleOne of my favourites! https://t.co/fpkFVLPCvo @mayavision @Openthemag Thanks Michael! Just been reading your excellent China book and learned a lot.
11/28
2020

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