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The last Mughal : the fall of a dynasty, Delhi, 1857

By: Dalrymple, William

1408800926 / 9781408800928
Paperback
954'.0317'092
07/09/2009
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England
20 cm xxix, 578 p., [24] p. of plates : ill. (chiefly col.), ports. (chiefly col.)
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Reprint. Originally published: 2006.

On a dark evening in November 1862, a cheap coffin is buried in eerie silence.

There are no lamentations or panegyrics, for the British Commissioner in charge has insisted, 'No vesting will remain to distinguish where the last of the Great Mughals rests.' This Mughal is Bahadur Shah Zafar II, one of the most tolerant and likeable of his remarkable dynasty who found himself leader of a violent and doomed uprising.

The Siege of Delhi was the Raj's Stalingrad, the end of both Mughal power and a remarkable culture.

BIC:

1FKA India, 3JH c 1800 to c 1900, HBJF Asian history, HBLL Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900

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