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Sydney Writers' Festival -- William Dalrymple: Return of a King

By Dr Julie-Ann Robson

22 May, 2013

Dr Richard Miles from the Department of Classics and Ancient History History, will chair a session with Richard Dalrymple Sydney Writers' Festival event on Thursday 23 May (1-2pm)

As Western forces prepare to leave Afghanistan this year, William Dalrymple looks at the first invasion by the British in 1842. Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan is the third, and arguably best, book in Dalrymple’s history of the British in South Asia during the early and mid-19th century. This is clear-eyed, non-judgmental, sober history, beautifully told’ (The Guardian). Join William as he presents his important new book and discusses the parallels with the current situation in Afghanistan. Chair: Richard Miles from the University of Sydney.

Click here for more details at the Sydney Writers' Festival website