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The Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan

1:00pm | Saturday 23 March 2013
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About this Event:

Bestselling historian William Dalrymple uses previously undiscovered Afghan sources to tell the full story of Britain’s disastrous incursion into Afghanistan. Dalrymple follows the British forces as they invade Afghanistan in 1839 and re-establish Shah Shuia ul-Mulk on the throne. The British faced little opposition to the invasion but, two years later, the Afghans rose in answer to the call for jihad and ultimately consigned the British to their most humiliating military defeat of the 19th century.

Dalrymple is a multi-award winning historian and travel writer famed for the narrative skill he has brought to his bestselling works including In Xanadu; City of Djinns; From the Holy Mountains; The Age of KaliWhite Mughals; The Last Mughal; and Nine Lives. He is also a frequent broadcaster and wrote and presented Channel Four’s Stones of the Raj and Sufi Soul, and the BBC’s Indian Journeys. Dalrymple lives on a farm outside Delhi and is a founder and co-director of the Jaipur Literary Festival.

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