William Dalrymple, Author
Why do you write non-fiction?
I remember this one fiction story I wrote as a young boy, and it was terrible! So I turned to non-fiction.
How did you venture towards historical writing in particular?
My first three books are all travelogues. I only started writing history when I had children and I no longer travelled.
Thoughts on historical writing in India?
For some reason, in India you have a very odd divide where-by you have serious historians only writing in ugly academic prose, and then you have some popular authors who are not academically qualified, but are writing the hero-worshipping stuff.
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