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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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                      “I am delighted to lend my support and personal participation to this first Irrawaddy Literary Festival. Literature has always been a big part of my life and I hope this festival, which brings together some of the finest talent from Burma, the UK and elsewhere will encourage more people to explore the world of literature and further their understanding of the English language....
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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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    This week on Award Thursdays, we feature British historian, art historian, curator and travel writer, William Dalrymple. He is also a co-founder and co-director of the Jaipur Literary Festival. His genres of writing span history, travel and non-fiction. His subjects or topics of interest include the religions that people follow in the Indian sub-continent, Eastern Christianity, and relations between different religious and ethnic sects. His literary works...
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