William Dalrymple: Return of a King
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.
SWF website: William Dalrymple: Return of a King
Date: Thursday 23 May
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Venue: Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay