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The Last Mughal : The Fall of a Delhi, 1857
Author: William Dalrymple

ISBN: 9781408800928
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 608
Published: 1 October 2009
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.9 x 4.5
Description:
A stunning and bloody history of nineteenth-century India and the reign of the Last Mughal by the bestselling author of White Mughals.

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.

About the Author

William Dalrymple was born in Scotland. He wrote the highly acclaimed bestseller In Xanadu when he was twenty two. His last book, White Mughals, won the Wolfson Prize for History in 2003, and the Scottish Book of the Year Prize. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and of the Royal Asiatic Society. He and his family divide their...

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