William Collins pre-empts 'radical' Dalrymple debut on Indian independence

William Collins pre-empts 'radical' Dalrymple debut on Indian independence

William Collins has snapped up a “radical” new assessment of Indian independence from debut author Sam Dalrymple in a pre-emptive co-publication deal with HarperCollins India.

Publishing director Arabella Pike bought world rights from David Godwin. Five Partitions: The Making of Modern Asia will be published in 2022 to mark the 75th anniversary of partition.

Dalrymple is the co-founder of Project Dastaan, a South Asian peacebuilding organisation. He has been published in the New York Times and Conde Nast Traveller, and worked with BBC Radio 4 and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture. He is the ...

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