Dalrymple revisits India, the subject of his second work "City Of Djinns", meets Imran Khan, Benazir Bhuto, teenage girl guerillas and vegetarian terrorists, and visits the of Lord Krishna. His fourth travel book is sure to be as equally well received as his previous three titles; "In Xanadu, City Of Djinns" and "From The Holy Mountain". "Probably the best travel writer of his generation" "Daily Mail".
William Dalrymple's first book, In Xanadu, won the Yorkshire Post Best First Work Award and the Scottish Arts Council Spring Book Award, and was shortlisted for the John Llewelyn Rhys Prize. His second, City of Djinns, won the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award and the Sunday Times Young British Writer of the Year Award. His third, From the Holy Mountain, was published in April 1997. He is the youngest Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and has recently written and presented a six-part series on the buildings of the Raj for Channel 4.