William Dalrymple is one of Britain’s great historians. He is the bestselling author of In Xanadu, City of Djinns, The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company and Forgotten Masters: Indian Painting for the East India Company. He was named one of the world’s top 50 thinkers for 2020 by Prospect. He has won many awards, including the Wolfson Prize for History, the Hemingway, the Kapuscinski, the Thomas Cook, the Duff Cooper Memorial Prize. In 2018 he was presented with the prestigious President’s Medal by the British Academy for his outstanding literary achievement. His other books are From the Holy Mountain, Age of Kali, White Mughals, The Last Mughal, Nine Lives and Return of a King and Kohinoor.