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William Dalrymple - How Ancient India Transformed The World

William Dalrymple - How Ancient India Transformed The World

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Grand Opera House York
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Mon 2 Sep 2024
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Variety
1 hour 50 minutes
incl. interval
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.

Grand Opera House York

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Mon 2 Sep 2024
Cumberland Street, York YO1 9SW
1 hour 50 minutes incl. interval
Mon at 19:30
Age guidance: 14+
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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.

William Dalrymple - How Ancient India Transformed The World

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.

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Grand Opera House York

Cumberland Street, York YO1 9SW
York Station
The Box Office is open for 90 minutes prior to the performance commencing. See 'What's On' section for performance times
Bar - Pre-show & interval drinks and snacks
Ambassador Lounge - Pre-show & interval table service (Charge applies)
Membership Benefits - 25% off pre-show drinks (30mins prior)

Not originally intended to be a theatre, the buildings that comprise the Grand Opera House York officially opened in 1902 with Little Red Riding Hood starring Florrie Ford. Since then it has been owned by FJ Butterworth, the Shepherd of Shambles and the India Pru Co. Ltd who spent £4,000,000 restoring the theatre to its former glory in 1987.

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Grand Opera House York

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Mon 2 Sep 2024
Cumberland Street, York YO1 9SW
1 hour 50 minutes incl. interval
Mon at 19:30
Age guidance: 14+
For group bookings of 10 or more:
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With an ATG+ membership, you can enjoy a host of exclusive benefits across 35+ ATG venues

Better access to tickets via priority booking and ringfenced seats
No transaction fees
Flexible tickets
25% off drinks at the bar at our members' happy hours (10% in Scotland)
Dedicated phone line, partner offers
Exclusive member events
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