Discovering the Deccan

28 May 2021

The founder-trustee of the DHF, Helen Philon, engages in a conversation with author and historian, William Dalrymple and architectural historian and DHF trustee, George Michell, on what it is that entices them to the Deccan region, about why it continues to keep their curiosities piqued and has led them to dedicate decades long careers on studying and understanding it.

Watch the video below.



William Dalrymple

William Dalrymple is a Scottish travel writer and historian, whose work centres chiefly on the Indian subcontinent. His first book, 1990’s In Xanadu, was an account of his jou... Read More

Dr George Michell

George Michell is a world authority on South Asian architecture, and a founder-trustee of the Deccan Heritage Foundation. He is amongst the most distinguished architectural scho... Read More

Dr Helen Philon

Helen Philon is an archaeologist, scholar and lifelong academic with an M.Ph. in Pre-Islamic Art from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. She wrote... Read More