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2012 Uka and Nalini Solanki Foundation Lecture featuring William Dalrymple

Posted on October 19, 2012

Thursday March 1st, 2012 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM


William Dalrymple
Distinguished Guest SpeakerThursday March 1, 2012
The Pointe in the Walter Pyramid
California State University, Long BeachReception begins at 6:00 PM
Lecture and Q&A from 7:00 – 9:00 PM


William Dalrymple was born in Scotland, but has lived in Delhi on and off for the last 25 years. He is the author of seven books about India and the Islamic world, all of which won major literary awards, including City of Djinns (Thomas Cook Travel Book Award and Sunday Times Young British Writer of the Year Prize), White Mugals(Wolfson Prize for History and SAC Scottish Book of the Year Prize). The Last Mugal(Duff Cooper Prize and Crossword Vodafone Award for Non-Fiction) and Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India (Asia House Literary Award). He is currently working on a history of the First Anglo-Afghan War and a major show of Mughal art for the Asia Society in New York which will open in February. He has also written and presented a number of prize-winning radio and TV documentaries, among them The Long Search (Stanford St. Martin Prize) and Indian Journeys which won the Grierson Award at BAFTA. He is one of the founders and co-director of the annual Jaipur Literary Festival and has honorary doctorates of letters from the universities of St. Andrews, Aberdeen and Lucknow.

Dalrymple will give the Tenth Annual Solanki Lecture at CSULB on Thursday, March 1, 2012. For more details, please contact Professor Tim Keirn at (562) 985-4428 or by email at or to RSVP call (562) 985-7010 or email