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                    On January 27, 2013, Jason Burke will introduce William Dalrymple’s latest book titled Return of a King at the JLF. This much-discussed book concentrates on the history of former Khurasan (current-day Afghanistan) from the days of Dost Muhammad and Shah Shuja ul-Mulk, the grandson of the emperor of the Durrani Empire, Ahmad Shah Abdali. Return of a King highlights the British interest...
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          “Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.”   Benjamin Disraeli   Such is the essence of travel and travelogues make some of the greatest reads in literature. Travelogues have been written since time immemorial; travellers have travelled to unchartered and unknown territories. Some of these writers from the old world were Homer, Xenophon, Pausanias, ...
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Hope you have had a great weekend. Summer’s here with a fury; hanging outdoors is a major problem at this point in time. Let me know some cool summer tips if you’ve any. Here are the questions and answers for this week.   Q 1: Please suggest some classic short story collections. Thanks. Ananya Singh, Pune Answer: Thank you for writing, Ananya. Please check The Long Valley and The Pastures of Heaven by John Steinbeck. Hope you enjoy.   Q 2: I ...
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