Pakistan Arts Council of Pacific Asia Museum Hosts William Dalrymple 
By Hina Abidi
President, Pakistan Arts Council
Pacific Asia Museum
Pictures by  Annie Athar

Pakistan Arts Council of Pacific Asia Museum presented an afternoon with award-winning historian and journalist, William Dalrymple  on April 28th. Mr. Dalrymple's  talk was followed by book-signing and a reception. The talk was part of Pacific Asia Museum's Authors on Asia Series. The event was cosponsored by the Levantine Cultural Center.

William Dalrymple delivers a masterful account of the infamous First Anglo-Afghan War in his book Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan, 1839-42, drawing striking similarities between the West’s first disastrous entanglement with Afghanistan and the situation today. With access to newly discovered primary sources from archives in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Russia and India — including a series of previously untranslated Afghan epic poems and biographies — the author gives us the most immediate and comprehensive account yet of the spectacular first battle for Afghanistan. 

 

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