Talk & Book Signing: William Dalrymple on Forgotten Masters: Indian Painting for the East India Company, 1770-1857

Acclaimed author and historian William Dalrymple will shed light on a forgotten moment in Anglo-Indian history: the remarkable Indian paintings commissioned by East India Company officials in the late 18th and 19th centuries. An exhibition on the subject, curated by Dalrymple, will soon open at the Wallace Collection, London (December 4, 2019–April 19, 2020) and will include master works by artists Shaikh Zain und-Din and Bhawani Das, on loan from Mia’s collection.

Following the illustrated talk, the best-selling author will sign copies of his latest book, The Anarchy: The East India Company, Corporate Violence, and the Pillage of an Empire (Bloomsbury and Knopf)

William Dalrymple is the author of nine books about India and the Islamic world, including Return of a King, winner of the Hemingway Award and shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson, PEN Hessell-Tiltman, and Duff Cooper prizes. He writes regularly for the New Yorker, the New York Review of Books, and The Guardian, and is a founder and co-director of the Jaipur Literature Festival.

Presented by the Asian Art Affinity Group.