William Dalrymple: How Ancient India Transformed the World

William Dalrymple: How Ancient India Transformed the World

Tuesday 10 September 2024

Times: 7.30pm

Prices: £35 including £2 booking fee

Venue: The Apex

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Tuesday 10 September 2024, 7.30pm


This event is promoted by The Apex

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How Ancient India Transformed the World

Join the historian and co-host of the chart-topping podcast Empire, William Dalrymple, as he shares the rarely told story of India’s role as a cultural and scientific superpower of the ancient world.

One of Britain’s greatest living historians, Dalrymple is known across the globe for his ability to bring the extraordinary history of the Indian subcontinent to life, whether through award-winning, bestselling books like Return of a King and The Anarchy, or his hit podcast, Empire.

Live on stage, he’ll tell the story of how, from 250BC to 1200AD, India transformed the world: exporting religion, art, science, medicine, and language along a Golden Road that stretched from the Red Sea to the Pacific, creating a vast and profoundly important empire of ideas.

Like ancient Greece, ancient India came up with a set of profound answers to the big questions about what the world is, how it operates, why we are here and how we should live our lives. Out of India came holy men, monks and missionaries as well as pioneering merchants and artists, astronomers, healers, and scientists. Indian ideas crossed political borders and influenced everything they touched, from the statues in Roman seaports to the Buddhism of Japan, the poetry of China to the mathematics of Baghdad.

Don’t miss this chance to hear the story of how India became the great intellectual and philosophical superpower of ancient Asia.

You can purchase a copy of 'The Golden Road by William Dalrymple' hardback edition for £30 as part of the booking process. Your copy of the book will be available to pick up at the venue when you attend the show.

Starts: 7.30pm
Tickets: £35, Book £30
Venue: The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Prices include £2 booking fee

This event is presented by How To Academy and promoted by The Apex.

Age Guidance: 14+

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