William Dalrymple

William Dalrymple’ s new book, The Anarchy: How a Corporation Replaced the Mughal Empire, 1756-1803, will be published next year by Bloomsbury

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Delight of the Eye

Nainsukh broke free from the formality of Indian court art to explore the quirks of human reality, stripping courtly conventions down to create miniatures full of living and breathing individuals

Mahendra’s Magic

The Mahabalipuram rock reliefs and sculptures are extraordinary creations by the third monarch of the Pallava dynasty, and in these masterpieces merge the sensuous and the satirical, the human and the divine in timeless harmony

The First Predator

It was not the British government that seized India, but a dangerously unregulated private company headquartered in one small office in London