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A Study the Travel Writing of William Dalrymple Include in Xanadu: A Quest, City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi, THE Age of Kali: Indian Travels & Encounters | Original Article

Amoolyaratna .*, Suresh Kumar, in Journal of Advances and Scholarly Researches in Allied Education | Multidisciplinary Academic Research


William Dalrymple is a popular writer and art historian. He is known for his travelogues and historical narratives. He is also very active in the field of journalism. Dalrymple's best-known works include In Xanadu A Quest (1989), City of Djinns A Year in Delhi (1993), The Age of Kali Indian Travels Encounters (1998). This proposed reading also studies these texts from the point of new historicism and subaltern historiography. Dalrymple’s texts are fine examples of multiple genres intersecting each other. His works attract all kinds of readers whether they are lovers of history, romantic tales or travelogues. He shifts his works between genres, modes, and medium, hence, the structure of his work becomes very complex. His texts show an engagement with colonial discourses and his attempt to rewrite history from a new perspective.