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

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William Dalrymple @DalrympleWill brings to life the extraordinarily diverse tradition and inclusive canvas of the R… https://t.co/Z0Z04jnW2m
Retweeted by William Dalrymple#Sufi Aliyar Khan, Master of Ceremonies to King of #Delhi (Akbar II) attrib to Lalji 1815. Lalji is reported to bei… https://t.co/ICLXFCgLT7
Retweeted by William DalrympleBlistering Barnacles, today's #WorldMaritimeDay From @britishmuseum, c150 AD lead coin of Vashistiputra Shri Pulum… https://t.co/vfYLasgnhk
Retweeted by William DalrympleTurkman and Uzbek school boys in 1967 near Andkhoy, Faryab Prov., #Afghanistan learning math using an Abacus. https://t.co/29qpHWlqZR
Retweeted by William DalrympleChandni Chowk of 1857-1858 from the Palace – Delhi (pic _ @ReckonTalk ) Hard to imagine today's Chandni Chowk lik… https://t.co/RkCjIP3vC4
Retweeted by William Dalrymple @Huk06 I was thinking of this chap!The Autumn of the Philosopher Poggio Petroio https://t.co/CTCD8TieBfRIP the great Sir Harold Evans Trail-blazing newspaper editor, dies aged 92 https://t.co/sOhCRTjzKQChina has built 380 internment camps in Xinjiang, study finds https://t.co/teivNcIupYLearning from the great master - even at 90 he was endlessly curious and enthusiastic and dedicated to the pursuit… https://t.co/mSmIG0lqNQ
Retweeted by William DalrympleColorized footage of Jerusalem from 1897 https://t.co/Fll9nZS3HW
Retweeted by William DalrympleStunning fragments of a floor mosaic from the Basilica at Palaiopolis, Corfu. 5-6th C. https://t.co/BW79JWUjeN
Retweeted by William DalrympleLovely review of Tales from the Life of Bruce Wannell: "an attempt to capture the legacy of Bruce Wannell, and also… https://t.co/gDxGKhC0E9This should be riveting: the retrial of #Clive. Will he swing for his sins this time? @DalrympleWill @RobertDouganshttps://t.co/8q9EwFWeKx
Retweeted by William Dalrymple @CMarrewa @BishtLokinder @kamlesm @DalrympleWill @JAJafri @Chemburstudio @msteckchandani @CMarrewa check this for t… https://t.co/9dUvS6jtef
Retweeted by William DalrympleRestored in 2006 by the archaeologist K.K Muhammad of the @ASIGoI, Garhi Padhavali is a 10th century Shiva Temple a… https://t.co/BKYZHioYCW
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9/24
2020
Old books stolen from churches in #Mosul #Iraq by #Daesh so-called Islamic State and now safe from destruction https://t.co/QAybD19ZN5
Retweeted by William Dalrymple @StarrieMT @JudithHerrin2 @ByzantineLegacy Really? How fascinating! @farazsagar @DalrympleWill @mnsomji @RobertDougans @jonewilson @manisha_bot @tweeter_anita @RadicalEIChttps://t.co/lpRWLSwxdK
Retweeted by William DalrympleTRIAL OF ROBERT CLIVE 2pm (BST) Thu 24 Sep Witnesses: @DalrympleWill, Edward Chancellor, @mnsomji Barristers:… https://t.co/EWKUAti60S
Retweeted by William DalrympleThe Sunday Times bestseller One of Barack Obama's best books of 2019 The Times History Book of the Year 'A tour d… https://t.co/78ViXYle5y
Retweeted by William DalrympleTRIAL OF ROBERT CLIVE 2pm (BST), Thu 24 Sep @mnsomji will also now join @dalrymplewill, Edward Chancellor,… https://t.co/M5HgAxycPD
Retweeted by William DalrympleMeanwhile in Private Eye... https://t.co/KjE00VFDL3"For all the tragedy of his life, he was able to see that the world continued to turn, and that however much the do… https://t.co/1mKeHMuiDy
Retweeted by William DalrympleAn Indian Person in a Yogic posture Artist _ not mentioned Gouache painting / 19th c Collection_… https://t.co/L6Tk8r6iN0
Retweeted by William DalrympleDalrymple, Beaton and Lay among Cundill History Prize contenders https://t.co/wEnIejozxR via @thebooksellerFinally many of Sheikh Zain Al Din's stunning art was just exhibited at @WallaceMuseum London titled 'Forgotten Mas… https://t.co/H6zgMvL0QN
Retweeted by William Dalrymple'Blind-man's Buff', c1775 #Pahari painting from #Kangra #HimachalPradesh by an artist of 1st generation after… https://t.co/I9kHQwZ4EF
Retweeted by William Dalrymple @BrarSukhie @PunjabiRooh Thanks Sukhie! @Bagh_eBabur @PicsSilkRoad @DalrympleWill @peterfrankopan I just watched a lovely series about Usbek and Uyghur hat… https://t.co/EO12eWOIEk
Retweeted by William DalrympleIsraeli lawmakers call Palestinians building homes "virus" and "cancer" https://t.co/Z0qy3BS9ul
Retweeted by William DalrympleWe have been asked to be a witness at the trial! 👨‍⚖️👩‍⚖️ We will be giving an impact statement on how Clive's act… https://t.co/z2NtvjXpHS
Retweeted by William DalrympleOr yet another mosaic from Galla Placidia's so called Mausoleum https://t.co/nKnwMVxqMo
Retweeted by William Dalrymple @JudithHerrin2 @ByzantineLegacy Why so-called? What was it actually?15 percent of #Tibet's population transferred to #Chinese training centers as mass labor program expands: report https://t.co/INH1giUUUz
Retweeted by William DalrympleWhat is "Indian food"? Powerful essay. "Food doesn't always carry memories of love, care, or warmth. Sometimes they… https://t.co/DQ0AtzNhgl
Retweeted by William DalrympleFind out more about the 10 history books shortlisted for the 2020 @CundillPrize https://t.co/acaVi6lbgB
Retweeted by William DalrympleCongratulations to the ten superb books 📚 which made it to the #CundillHistoryPrize short list. 👏👏 https://t.co/2V5kcAVOqW
Retweeted by William DalrympleA very useful discussion with @JamesCleverly - not least some of the tough challenges facing Palestinians including… https://t.co/1hFJNuSh4m
Retweeted by William DalrympleJitish Kallat’s art is a speculative field of inquiry, interspersed with the concept of time, sustenance, recursion… https://t.co/ywI3CxTVf3
Retweeted by William DalrympleA gentle reminder that Daughters is also available on audible 💕 https://t.co/380H6Xqa8U
Retweeted by William DalrympleItaly is learning to coexist with the virus. Life feels normal. Fewer positives. Anyone who goes into restaurant or… https://t.co/89i0YwgnJH
Retweeted by William Dalrymple @HassanEVawda @WallaceMuseum I'd be interested to know if they kept figures @jonewilson @Jibunnessa Looking forward! Lots of incriminating material to work with!I've been enlisted as the prosecution barrister, making the case against Robert Clive with @DalrympleWill as my sta… https://t.co/kjdvYdPFac
Retweeted by William Dalrymple @RobGMacfarlane @BloomsburyBooks @BloomsburyIndia @BloomsburyPub Julia's prize!10 titles on this year's @CundillPrize shortlist instead of eight. 🌟 The Anarchy : @DalrympleWill (… https://t.co/hVc1mpRtKT
Retweeted by William Dalrymplehttps://t.co/kE0NTmjT2l @pulkit77777 @BloomsburyBooks @BloomsburyIndia @BloomsburyPub Love and hugely admire Dick Eaton's work too!Today On 23 Sept 1857, Mughal Prince Sultan Mohd. Zahir ud-deen, better known as Mirza Mughal, was shot dead at Del… https://t.co/y6iw6iAe7w
Retweeted by William Dalrymple @Devarya It's how this particular family describe themselvesIncredibly honored to be shortlisted alongside The Anarchy... by the amazing @DalrympleWill the book is slowly mak… https://t.co/9YvSY9xN6d
Retweeted by William DalrympleKim I was talking about your amazing book at dinner last nignt with some Persian friends who went straight out and… https://t.co/qMoYmdZtD0 @lyoncomms @VikingBooksUK @PenguinUKBooks The Anarchy by @DalrympleWill is one of the best history books ive ever read
Retweeted by William Dalrymple @Sathnam @lyoncomms @VikingBooksUK @PenguinUKBooks Thank you dear Sathnam!Some news: my new book will be published by @VikingBooksUK @PenguinUKBooks in 2021. #EMPIRELAND: How Modern Britain… https://t.co/g7KzR0D5xD
Retweeted by William Dalrymple"A Native Lady of Hindoostan Receiving Her Visitors" #Hindustan Hand-coloured engravings by 'Mrs Belnos', from 'Man… https://t.co/0DeWVcYR2V
Retweeted by William Dalrymple @jp_dutch @WallaceMuseum A red breasted falcon @GilesCraig1 @WallaceMuseum It may well reassemble and to India or go across the AtlanticNOT from a Star Trek series! c1800 AD #Pahari painting from #Basohli #JammuAndKashmir now at @harvartmuseums (Arth… https://t.co/FXd170cXFU
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9/23
2020
Siri, what is historically ignorant and egregiously jingoistic British exceptionalism? https://t.co/Na0UaXBQBF
Retweeted by William DalrympleWho was Robert Clive? British hero? Asset stripper? Shrewd tactician? Or looter of Bengal's fortunes? Was he resp… https://t.co/xTAqGY4ftB
Retweeted by William DalrympleFascinating virtual tour of “Forgotten Masters: Indian Painting for the East India Company”. Factoid: Claude Martin… https://t.co/z02xUMQ0tc
Retweeted by William DalrympleThanks https://t.co/5QItgHuOf8 @katherineschof8 @DalrympleWill “The British are never more treacherous than when they espouse virtue” was a good line... 😏
Retweeted by William DalrympleTRIAL OF ROBERT CLIVE 2pm (BST) Thu 24 Sep Witnesses: @DalrympleWill + Edward Chancellor Barristers:… https://t.co/KeETJdVKAu
Retweeted by William DalrympleRobert Clive was a vicious asset-stripper. His statue has no place on Whitehall | William Dalrymple https://t.co/rSkOVVxgVJ
Retweeted by William Dalrymple @christinalamb @BloomsburyBooks @BloomsburyIndia @BloomsburyPub Thanks dear Christina! @chvkalyan @BloomsburyBooks @BloomsburyIndia @BloomsburyPub It's a brilliant shortlist: try Kim Ghattas or Rashid Khalidi @_nainsukh @WallaceMuseum Hahaha... You might have some competition on that! ;) @KimGhattas @happyhappyhenri @_paullay Congratulations Kim! @RobCSAdams Thanks Rob!Truly wonderful shortlist. Rooting for @_paullay, Camilla Townsend, @KimGhattas, @DalrympleWill... You get me, all… https://t.co/1CwSvSuJli
Retweeted by William DalrympleReally glad it got extended so I could see it after lockdown - it was fabulous https://t.co/YziuH5ypGs
Retweeted by William DalrympleCongratulations to @DalrympleWill on being shortlisted for the #CundillHistoryPrize with The Anarchy! 🎉🎉🎉 https://t.co/5doFu1cXvD
Retweeted by William DalrympleSo proud to be on the shortlist with this incredible book https://t.co/YD10YqMnSKLove this book https://t.co/dqJ8JN30BcShortlisted for the Cundill History Prize 2020: The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company by Will… https://t.co/UjWqMFWdMC
Retweeted by William DalrympleThe Anarchy has made it through to the Cundill Prize's incredibly strong shortlist !!! @BloomsburyBookshttps://t.co/vEcjkT9oEnJust got a lovely email from Xavier Bray, director @WallaceMuseum about Forgotten Masters: "The exhibition was a t… https://t.co/jgcgHQJLTyAfghan Embroidery By Roland Paiva and Bernard Dupaigne A fascinating book examining the different embroidery styl… https://t.co/WlsSErhI4Y
Retweeted by William Dalrymple @HassanEVawda @WallaceMuseum It must have, as it was packed full of South Asian folk, day after day...Fabulous! https://t.co/nfnXxPiYNd"The Telegraph described it a “fascinating, delightful show”, while Time Out wrote, “gorgeous exhibition… these nam… https://t.co/Un9PjiRRiu"The Guardian wrote that the exhibition “rights an injustice and restores the true authorship of some of the greate… https://t.co/n2NFeJjwYS"... The exhibition received glowing press reviews, several of which commented on the historical significance of th… https://t.co/aNiEle7XQ0Just got a lovely email from Xavier Bray, director @wallacemuseum about Forgotten Masters: "The exhibition was a tr… https://t.co/AjT7z8LQ9u @jhowesuk Yesss!Piero Della Francesca: Madonna del Parto c1450 https://t.co/npLdalUint#Krishna, #Radha and the #gopis playing hide-and-seek – opaque watercolour, c. 1780 BL Add Or 2929 https://t.co/QWPtLDmoIk
Retweeted by William DalrymplePilot Boat at Le Havre, Eric Ravilious, 1939. The original artwork is in a private collection. #France #Havre https://t.co/k4lo6KTHAj
Retweeted by William DalrympleSpectacular article by @rkarnad and Anmol Tikkoo on telescopes in Ladakh and Tibet staring up into the night skies… https://t.co/thJWrwOSzC
Retweeted by William DalrympleTens of hidden Syriac manuscripts recovered after the arrest of ISIS terrorist in Nineveh. The MSS belonged to the… https://t.co/ls2xdJnD03
Retweeted by William DalrympleWe recently digitised the Sherborne Missal (Dorset, early C15th), one of our most important illuminated manuscripts… https://t.co/MotQZx8EAM
Retweeted by William DalrympleI sat on the edge of the Malwiya minaret overlooking the beautiful city of #Samarra and Al-Askari shrine and my fri… https://t.co/09ltqj7OyI
Retweeted by William DalrympleTitle _A view of Chinsurah the Dutch settlement in Bengal Artist _William Hodges Style_ Company painting Year _178… https://t.co/Q2e9YOVafn
Retweeted by William Dalrymple @GreenfordBlog @ChelseaHistFest Yes @BLAsia_Africa have lists of the very earliest investors @abdaal There are some early 1850s shots of Agra by MurrayInteresting analysis of India-China tensions by @AmyKazmin Tibet’s shadow looms over Himalayan stand-off - https://t.co/IkX6kNGM2b via @FTFascinating! Yes these are the earlier photos of Delhi that I've seen. Dr John Murray's of the Red Fort would be t… https://t.co/578135wlZm
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