William Dalrymple: The Historian's Eye

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HARDCOVER
112 PAGES
51 BLACK & WHITE ILLUSTRATIONS
FOREWORD BY RAGHU RAI
EDITED BY NATHANIEL GASKELL
8.1 × 8.75 IN (206 × 222 MM)

William Dalrymple is well-known and celebrated for his travel and history writing. Combining his interest in photography and his fascination with history, The Historian’s Eye features a collection of works that come from Dalrymple’s journey searching for fragments of the world of the nawabs as part of his research for his book, The Anarchy.

Rather than a documentation of a true past or history, the photographs propose intuitive connections with their subjects, triggering fictitious memories of an older, different, more elegant world, informed by Dalrymple's own fascination with history and literature, as well as viewers’ residual memories.

Published by Harper Collins India to accompany Tasveer and Dauble’s travelling exhibition, this publication includes a foreword by one of India’s most celebrated photographers, Raghu Rai, and is edited by Nathaniel Gaskell, Associate Director, Museum of Art & Photography (MAP), Bangalore.