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Dalrymple's next a book of photographs

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Historian-author William will come out with a book of photographs in June which will have images of the places where history and art were being made in the 18th and early 19th centuries.

"The Historian's Eye" has a foreword by ace who says that is "treating us now, not only to his wonderful words as a but his sensitive eye as a too!"

As part of his research for an upcoming book, had been travelling to all the places where history took place - the battlefields and ruins, the mosques, Sufi shrines and temples, the paradise gardens and pleasure grounds, the barrack blocks and townhouses, the crumbling Mughal havelis and the palaces and forts.

In the process, he also explored the art and culture of the period, whether it was researching ittar - an essential part of the rituals of eighteenth-century court life - in and Kannauj; or going up to Kashmir, the hills and the lower valleys of Chamba, and Kangra, to see where, arguably, the most beautiful of all Indian miniatures were painted.

"As a result, the portfolio of pictures that and Dalrymple have put together in the book is more focused than the last exhibition, 'The Writer's Eye'," publishers HarperCollins India said.

Dalrymple said he is completely thrilled that HarperCollins India is publishing his photographs and it the "realisation of a long held dream".

According to Udayan Mitra, Publisher (Literary) at HarperCollins India, "William Dalrymple's photographs show us numerous sites where history was made. It's a fascinating way of encountering history -- and the way Dalrymple looks at places through his lens lends a very special perspective to the collection.

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First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 13:45 IST