William Dalrymple(2019)

William Dalrymple is a bestselling author of In Xanadu, City of Djinns, From the Holy Mountain, White Mughals, The Last Mughal, Nine Lives, Return of a King: An Indian Army in Afghanistan and Kohinoor, co-written with Anita Anand. He has won several awards, including the Wolfson Prize for History, the Scottish Book of the Year Award and the Duff Cooper Memorial Prize, and has, prior to the shortlisting of Return of a King, been longlisted three times for the Samuel Johnson Prize. In 2016, a Hindustani translation of The Last Mughal was released as Aakhri Mughal. His new book, The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company, will be published in September. Dalrymple is one of the founders and a co-director of the Jaipur Literature Festival