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

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Joined Twitter 11/5/12


The Anarchy by @DalrympleWill was interesting. But this interview goes deeper still. Into the India of 17/18th cent… https://t.co/VO28ulRLKO
Retweeted by William DalrympleSo glad you got to see it! https://t.co/NAaPdVN4qQPraise in Literary Review for the Forgotten Masters exhibition: “What these artists did...they created a hybrid art… https://t.co/OEGjakAgyz
Retweeted by William DalrympleCCTV footage has emerged showing police assaulting Jamia students without provocation. Horrifying. Exemplary punish… https://t.co/ysSoYorUKw
Retweeted by William DalrympleExcellent piece by KaranThapar on how Bangladesh is outperforming India. The unfortunate statement by MoS MHA has c… https://t.co/kAFCZpJ2VJ
Retweeted by William DalrympleExclusive CCTV Footage of Police Brutality in Old Reading Hall, First floor-M.A/M.Phill Section on 15/12/2019 Shame… https://t.co/ozJOAkhrTu
Retweeted by William DalrympleImagine William Dalrymple reading out excerpts of The Last Mughals in his booming voice while you are literally sea… https://t.co/wkYfw9ccWC
Retweeted by William Dalrymple @DalrympleWill @Royal_Mughals @MohdMuzzammilK @GuzashtaLakhnau @JAJafri @tawairkh @Go_Movie_Mango @Redhotpediahttps://t.co/Im5qLNWSWs
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2/16
2020
I turned over a new leaf (geddit) at @DalrympleWill’s fab exhibition of Indian Art Forgotten Masters at the… https://t.co/zSFHR21kKW
Retweeted by William DalrympleJust finished @DalrympleWill “The Anarchy” and I could read another 300 pages. Fast-pace, intelligent and a great r… https://t.co/z1ZTdn76E9
Retweeted by William DalrympleLabelling dissent as ‘anti-national’ strikes at the heart of democracy, says Justice Chandrachud https://t.co/EBcpPKvSqy via @scroll_inIt was over in 1975 . Until it wasnt . https://t.co/vdFlP3V4bP
Retweeted by William DalrympleThanks! https://t.co/VWhDZf1sH3The Story of the Treaty of Alinagar, Feb 1757. (A Thread) The Treaty of Alinagar was signed between Robert Clive o… https://t.co/I5pqtDknM7
Retweeted by William DalrympleDetailed histories by @DalrympleWill and @Jjv10Ven tell the story of #BritishImperialism in #India and #China, resp… https://t.co/b3JyTxrmdP
Retweeted by William DalrympleThis painting has been tentatively identified as a retrospective of the ill-fated #Mughal prince Dara Shikoh & his… https://t.co/NxoOd155YY
Retweeted by William DalrympleBrexiteer complains he has to wait in queue at EU airport. Says, without irony, that “this isn’t the Brexit I vote… https://t.co/t7FZ80yGbO
Retweeted by William Dalrymple @JillNicholls01 @DalrympleWill @WallaceMuseum And this one represented the field work of artist. Six Recruits (c 1… https://t.co/9bUE0azaFI
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2/15
2020
From @museumrietberg Zurich, this c1725 #Pahari painting from #Guler #HimachalPradesh by artist #Nainsukh or… https://t.co/ASMU6DK7Oz
Retweeted by William DalrympleBBC News - 'Ghost' human ancestor discovered in West Africa https://t.co/x3oxaAnKrdNew cabinet: 1. Dominic Cummings Supported by Boris Johnson, Tea Boy. #reshuffle
Retweeted by William DalrympleIn case you missed it, here are the key players in the new cabinet: Chancellor - Dominic Cummings Foreign Sec - Do… https://t.co/rBxp4d0F7i
Retweeted by William Dalrymple#r4today #reshuffle Boris Johnson was scared of scrutiny by his own Cabinet. https://t.co/sXp9GaOgGW
Retweeted by William Dalrymple“I am grateful for the opportunities my role has afforded me, but now I am looking forward to a bright future in th… https://t.co/4b8A9Jb2Ga
Retweeted by William DalrympleMy bit on the reshuffle, and Dominic Cummings’s tireless search for the best and the brightest https://t.co/WCA8BjEPZH
Retweeted by William DalrympleAmazon accused of bias in West Bank settlements - https://t.co/385IBrvXMn via @FTSogdian immigrants in China respected dogs (left: 6th-c sarcophagus). In Zoroastrianism, the gaze of dogs upon corp… https://t.co/7TtMrhalUQ
Retweeted by William DalrympleSaving Mes Aynak is the Film of the Month at @tricyclemag! Subscribers can watch the award-winning film for free.… https://t.co/HWwuijZHFs
Retweeted by William DalrympleA major restoration work on some modelling statues of Hadda, destroyed at the same time as the Kabul Museum, with h… https://t.co/MwXrpa2u5a
Retweeted by William DalrympleThank @adityanag2002 @Brent_Huffman for bringing my attention to the event. All images from https://t.co/9ZYdfnRAzihttps://t.co/458pvsxvvQ
Retweeted by William DalrympleI highly recommend Laurianne Martinez-Sève's 2018 paper on Ai Khanoum after its attack & abandonment c. 145 BC. She… https://t.co/OKhE6ESDrs
Retweeted by William DalrympleHead of a Bodhisattva | Gandhara, 2nd-3rd C CE https://t.co/BZTk0nDaph https://t.co/FiMjNpXDbK
Retweeted by William DalrympleOur next international workshop on 26-27 March 2020: THE REDISCOVERY AND RECEPTION OF GANDHARAN ART. Join us in Oxf… https://t.co/NDKlxvdYqW
Retweeted by William Dalrymple @KPKUpdates How safe is Takt-I-Bahi and Charsadda currently?Umm, no. https://t.co/cvuAYG6ESg
Retweeted by William DalrympleOne of my favourite pictures in the @DalrympleWill show of ‘East India Company’ art, @WallaceMuseum - so relaxed.… https://t.co/g5LveCaiTE
Retweeted by William DalrympleHappy Valentine’s Day! ❤️❤️❤️ A prince and his beloved, late Mughal #DavidCollection https://t.co/XVTN2f9bht
Retweeted by William Dalrymple“Come, come, whoever you are, Wanderer, worshipper, lover of leaving— it doesn’t matter, Ours is not a caravan of d… https://t.co/PiFJIOpnTK
Retweeted by William Dalrymple @irasroom Thank youNew Audible listening: William Dalrymple, “The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company.” Really stok… https://t.co/MVI42b0cbO
Retweeted by William DalrympleRe-up : What happens when a corporation colonizes a country? @DalrympleWill talks to Salon about his new book on th… https://t.co/4bOyLBu9gk
Retweeted by William DalrympleSeated Noble. Kutch or Jamnagar, 1880. Christie's. @ambrin_hayat @DalrympleWill @Chemburstudio https://t.co/hGkyPEdh9Z
Retweeted by William Dalrymple @RobBendigo Or maybe all of the above?A gripping account of the most hostile corporate takeover in history: the East India Company’s bloody seizure of th… https://t.co/1snXasb5qu
Retweeted by William DalrympleOn #valentines_day, here's a c1750 AD painting from #Rajasthani romantic lore of #BaniThani & Raja Savant Singh of… https://t.co/25mMwUXdUD
Retweeted by William DalrympleAmazing that this question can still be asked, or that anyone can think the answer might be no. BBC News - Should… https://t.co/sOoytBBQX8
2/14
2020
FORGOTTEN MASTERS INDIAN PAINTING FOR THE EAST INDIA COMPANY 4 Dec – 19 April 2020 The Wallace Collection Guest… https://t.co/vCayechyNw
Retweeted by William Dalrymple @SanjivRanjanJh1 @amazingartales ???'A Prince & Lover in an Embrace'. 1640 AD #Mughal painting courtesy Francesca Galloway Ltd, London. (… https://t.co/5OeJPUTL35
Retweeted by William DalrympleDetail of the works. Maidens & parrots are a popular combination in Pahari paintings. Pet parrots are often called… https://t.co/epApQ2DV8e
Retweeted by William DalrympleScene on a terrace. Parrot has escaped frm the cage & the maiden is trying to entice him back. Left original from… https://t.co/aeSDocz4mY
Retweeted by William Dalrymplehttps://t.co/yY0P4cHIoe I wasn’t particularly excited about visiting this exhibition but it was recommended & as Wi… https://t.co/OJxILEQ5ns
Retweeted by William Dalrymple6) New Yorker by @DalrympleWill https://t.co/O4W9pw2IDh
Retweeted by William Dalrymple @DalrympleWill @MohdMuzzammilK @Royal_Mughals @GuzashtaLakhnau @tawairkh @Go_Movie_Mango @irfhabib The Maharaja of… https://t.co/eIIozCIBWN
Retweeted by William DalrympleThe Story of Delhi Red Fort Elephant statues. (A Thread) Upon Chittor’s fall to the Mughals after a very brave def… https://t.co/MmVTg7s29Q
Retweeted by William DalrympleAnyone going to UK do drop by at the @WallaceMuseum in central London. Brilliant paintings by humble Indians, 17th… https://t.co/ECaIppJSfM
Retweeted by William Dalrymple @manubhatt3 Read the book! The King is Shah Shuja ul-Mulk SaddozaiBBC - Culture - Rediscovering India’s forgotten masterpieces ⁦@BBCWorld⁩ ⁦@DalrympleWill⁩ https://t.co/ybA4srmFIv
Retweeted by William DalrympleWonderfully sympathetic obituary of my much-missed friend and close collaborator, Bruce Wannell, illustrated with… https://t.co/EFREHLtL2b
2/13
2020
@rafaelbehr The lament that "those of us who want to keep the union of England & Scotland, lack compelling stories… https://t.co/LJKBy8K95J
Retweeted by William Dalrymple"The beginning is always democracy, freedom and romance. The end is always disappointment and a hunt for traitors."… https://t.co/OfkZbuuXKX
Retweeted by William DalrympleAfter Claudius ordered Caligula's stash of poisons dumped in the sea, dead fish kept being washed up on the neighbo… https://t.co/vRGFigiBdZ
Retweeted by William Dalrymple"He had thinning hair on his head, with none at all on his crown, but elsewhere was very hairy. This was why anyone… https://t.co/QrOC55snOC
Retweeted by William Dalrymple"Though he had a naturally off-putting & hideous face, he worked diligently in front of a mirror to make it even mo… https://t.co/nYbCKL7KTT
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Retweeted by William Dalrymple#Pahari, #Nainsukh 1760 The #Buddha avatar of #Vishnu at SDMA #HimachalPradesh @ssharadmohhan @dpanikkarhttps://t.co/veHRXuTkbG
Retweeted by William DalrympleIt’s an extraordinary thought that there is probably more time BETWEEN the painting of these two horses at Chauvet… https://t.co/Iih5RBY4YJ
Retweeted by William DalrympleA veritable spaghetti-junction of necklaces and drapery on this #Gandhara Maitreya from Nowshera in the Taxila Muse… https://t.co/IqiRA7TyJo
Retweeted by William DalrympleThis rare 3rd Century #Kushan votive panel from #Bactria, #Afghanistan now with @metmuseum depicts #Shiva being app… https://t.co/3FFQwG7R3P
Retweeted by William DalrympleThe grandest stupa in Afghanistan, 40 miles north of Kabul, has been restored from a pile of ruins. The universal s… https://t.co/nLdm2bQL5E
Retweeted by William DalrympleThe Topdara stupa overlooks the site of Kapsia, the summer capital of Kushan empire, where Chinese pilgrim Xuanzang… https://t.co/ryyyON0nlD
Retweeted by William DalrympleScientific analysis has shown that the pigments on this 1,400-year-old sculpture were made from iron-rich ores.… https://t.co/mxhIzjaFZJ
Retweeted by William DalrympleJust a quick note to let those of you who do Buddhist Art or Chinese Art history that Marylin Rhie, emeritus of Smi… https://t.co/iwLxOO9jgU
Retweeted by William DalrympleAt the 3rd century CE stupa in Kanaganahalli, Karnataka. https://t.co/F9NcVY94HI
Retweeted by William Dalrymple"It is possible that indigenous shrines sufficed in meeting the needs of (Hellenic) colonists...This situation is o… https://t.co/vlEfMkqcvJ
Retweeted by William DalrympleLandmark new publication for anyone interested in Chinese literature, religion, social history, or Silk Road Studie… https://t.co/V5NHWhE2jo
Retweeted by William DalrympleTrump is turning America's machinery of justice into his personal tool. If you're not afraid now you deserve what's coming.
Retweeted by William DalrympleThe world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kill… https://t.co/ReQ2iwotBQ
Retweeted by William DalrympleCongratulations! https://t.co/zM0eVKXfgjNow this book looks like a must read, by one of India’s great chroniclers of the lives of courtesans: Tawaifnama by… https://t.co/z4f3vw56O8
Retweeted by William Dalrymple @Vishal13686 @DalrympleWill @PDWKB Register here: https://t.co/LkCUgDlH6y
Retweeted by William DalrympleWhat exactly is the purpose of this government sponsored Dal lake boat ride for foreign envoys? https://t.co/WTcNOIFKVv
Retweeted by William DalrympleThis 10-yr study brings some of the most secure & dismaying data about the Amazon's large-scale changes. * 20% of A… https://t.co/JjsX2jM0Pv
Retweeted by William DalrympleA school play is said to insult India’s pm; so the teachers are jailed and the kids interrogated. Amazing tale from… https://t.co/mT4OXZrJgQ
Retweeted by William DalrympleReviewed The anarchy : the relentless rise of the East India Company by William Dalrymple on LibraryThing https://t.co/cgT4nYrL2E
Retweeted by William Dalrymple“It’s a tragedy that Ghulam Ali Khan, Shaikh Zain ud-Din and Yellapah of Vellore are names people simply don’t know… https://t.co/6P8QKvbawD
Retweeted by William DalrympleJoin us and @PDWKB on a Heritage Walk on Saturday! The historian @DalrympleWill will be leading the walk through M… https://t.co/wuBpWRt4ni
Retweeted by William DalrympleMissing-link portraiture: betwixt painting & photography. Navratan Nathji Maharaj. Bikaner 1860. @ambrin_hayathttps://t.co/SJM5IzpVe8
Retweeted by William Dalrymple @ssharadmohhan @ChristiesInc @AsianArtLondon @WallaceMuseum @DalrympleWill @iamrana @Redhotpedia @Yael_Ricehttps://t.co/ab7OtuGovi
Retweeted by William DalrympleNew from me on @DalrympleWill's Forgotten Masters exhibition @WallaceMuseum >Apr 19 The paintings and stories of… https://t.co/WduSFa2Ian
Retweeted by William Dalrymple#CompanySchool #CompanyPainting by artist #SheikhZainAlDin, of a 'Fasciated curucui' from the #ImpeyAlbum, 1779 AD,… https://t.co/kNzZ8eE8SW
Retweeted by William DalrympleIt’s a tragedy that Ghulam Ali Khan, Shaikh Zain ud-Din and Yellapah of Vellore are names people simply don’t know… https://t.co/JtRLzpsbG2
Retweeted by William DalrymplePainted wood Figure of 'Standing Dutchman' wearing a red coat. #Gujarat, 18th century, now in @AshmoleanMuseumhttps://t.co/Ut6H8y0q9M
Retweeted by William Dalrymple @ronaldstacey @SamCoatesSky Been reading “The Anarchy “ by William Dalrymple about the East India Company. Prescien… https://t.co/OnkpMVgMyZ
Retweeted by William Dalrymple @Detroit67Book Read the Anarchy by William Dalrymple it tells the story of the East India Company and how they plun… https://t.co/sNK7EuHPzg
Retweeted by William DalrympleWonderful work.William Dalrymple's The Anarchy spells out the shocking despoiling of India by the British East Indi… https://t.co/cH3mvBCNWC
Retweeted by William DalrympleI know I've tweeted this before. But if you're at all interested in UK history as it pertains to UK present - you m… https://t.co/HLBAe1M5rX
Retweeted by William DalrympleTwo works of Maharaja Ranbir Singh at worship. First one, with a Courtier worshipping #Vishnu & #Lakshmi with Garud… https://t.co/wRbHIoNmck
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2/12
2020
@farvahar1717 @BishtLokinder @gypsy_heart6 @ssharadmohhan @Pushback_stream @dpanikkar @IndiaArtHistory @Pupulmimihttps://t.co/iVMfJMw8lG
Retweeted by William Dalrymple"This is a victory for a party that is based neither on religious intolerance nor on dynastic rule." Excellent piec… https://t.co/uKKBx2vrGp
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2/11
2020

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