Portrait of William Dalrymple

William Dalrymple

William Dalrymple is one of Britain’s greatest historians and the author of the classic In Xanadu, the Wolfson Prize-winning White Mughals and the Hemingway Prize-winning Return of a King. A master of microhistories, William Dalrymple has turned his hand for the first time to macro-history in The Anarchy

A frequent broadcaster, he has written and presented three television series, one of which won the Grierson Award for Best Documentary Series at BAFTA in 2002. In 2018, he was presented with the prestigious President’s Medal by The British Academy for his outstanding literary achievement and for founding the Jaipur Literature Festival. William lives with his wife, three children and his beloved flock of goats on a farm outside Delhi in India. William Dalrymple was Historical Advisor to a major new ITV period drama about the East India Company called Beecham House, which will air in the UK this year.

Photo: Bikramjit Bose