The Last Mughal

The Last Mughal

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

Author: William Dalrymple

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408806883

Category: History

Page: 608

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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.
Categories: History

The Last Mughal

The Last Mughal

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

Author: William Dalrymple

Publisher: Bloomsbury Paperbacks

ISBN: 1408800926

Category: Delhi (India)

Page: 578

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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.
Categories: Delhi (India)

The Last Mughal

The Last Mughal

The Last Mughal © G. D. Khosla Cover design by Satish Sud Published by Hind Pocket Books (P) Ltd., G. T. Road, Delhi-32 Printed at Madan Half-tone Co. Delhi-6 Cover printed at Shiksha Bharati Press TO MY WIFE BOOK ONE PRINCE No eye ...

Author: Gopal Das Khosla

Publisher: Delhi : Hind Pocket Books

ISBN: UOM:39015008977400

Category: Mogul Empire

Page: 376

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Categories: Mogul Empire

Last Mughal

Last Mughal

The Last Mughal Is A Portrait Of The Dazzling Delhi Zafar Personified, The Story Of The Last Days Of The Great Mughal Capital And Its Final Destruction In The Catastrophe Of 1857.

Author: William Dalrymple

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ISBN: 0670999253

Category: Delhi (India)

Page: 578

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At 4 P.M. On A Hazy November Afternoon In Rangoon, 1862, A Shrouded Corpse Was Escorted By A Small Group Of British Soldiers To An Anonymous Grave In A Prison Enclosure. As The British Commissioner In Charge Insisted, No Vestige Should Remain To Distinguish Where The Last Of The Great Moghuls Rests.' Bahadur Shah Zafar Ii, The Last Mughal Emperor, Was A Mystic, A Talented Poet, And A Skilled Calligrapher. But While Zafar'S Mughal Ancestors Had Controlled Most Of India, The Aged Zafar Was King In Name Only. Deprived Of Real Political Power By The East India Company, Zafar Nevertheless Succeeded In Creating A Court Of Great Brilliance, And Presided Over One Of The Great Cultural Renaissances Of Indian History. Then In 1857 Zafar'S Flourishing Capital Became The Centre Of An Uprising That Reduced His Beloved Delhi To A Battered, Empty Ruin. When Zafar Gave His Blessing To A Rebellion Among The Company'S Own Indian Troops, It Transformed An Army Mutiny Into The Largest Uprising The British Empire Ever Had To Face. The Siege Of Delhi Was The Raj'S Stalingrad: A Fight To The Death Between Two Powers, Neither Of Whom Could Retreat. The Last Mughal Is A Portrait Of The Dazzling Delhi Zafar Personified, The Story Of The Last Days Of The Great Mughal Capital And Its Final Destruction In The Catastrophe Of 1857. William Dalrymple'S Powerful Retelling Of This Fateful Course Of Events Is Shaped From Groundbreaking Material: Previously Untranslated Urdu And Persian Manuscripts That Include Indian Eyewitness Accounts, And The Records Of The Delhi Courts, Police, And Administration During The Siege. The Last Mughal Is An Extraordinary Revisionist Work With Clear Contemporary Echoes. It Is The First Account To Present The Indian Perspective On The Siege, And Has At Its Heart The Stories Of The Forgotten Individuals Tragically Caught Up In One Of The Bloodiest Upheavals In History.
Categories: Delhi (India)

Architecture of Mughal India

Architecture of Mughal India

The vision of the last Mughal and those associated with him was to the past , not to any future . Ghalib himself laments the passing of the past , a major theme in his verse and letters , evoking Shah Jahan's reign as a golden age ...

Author: Catherine Blanshard Asher

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521267285

Category: Art

Page: 368

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Traces the development and spread of architecture under the Mughal emperors who ruled the Indian subcontinent from the early-16th to the mid-19th centuries. The book considers the entire scope of architecture built under the auspices of the imperial Mughals and their subjects.
Categories: Art

The Last Mughal

The Last Mughal

A historical account of the last Mughal emperor, his court, and the 1857 uprising in Delhi.

Author: William Dalrymple

Publisher: Bloomsbury Press

ISBN: 0747586683

Category: Delhi (India)

Page: 578

View: 815

A historical account of the last Mughal emperor, his court, and the 1857 uprising in Delhi.
Categories: Delhi (India)

ThirdWay

ThirdWay

REVIEWS The Last Mughal: The fall of a dynasty William Dalrymple Bloomsbury, 578pp This story of the 1857 Indian mutiny and the Mughals, the Imperial Family of the Subcontinent, is fascinating and full of contemporary resonances.

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Monthly current affairs magazine from a Christian perspective with a focus on politics, society, economics and culture.
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The Last Mughal

The Last Mughal

Author: Gopal Das Khosla

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ISBN: OCLC:216896137

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Celebrity Colonialism

Celebrity Colonialism

Dalrymple's most recent publication, The Last Mughal, is a narrative history which chronicles the decline of the Mughal dynasty in Delhi, concluding with the Uprising of 1857 through a narrative focused biographically on the Mughal ...

Author: Robert Clarke

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527554757

Category: Social Science

Page: 375

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Celebrity Colonialism brings together studies on an array of personalities, movements and events from the colonial era to the present, and explores the intersection of discourses, formations and institutions that condition celebrity in colonial and postcolonial cultures. Across nineteen chapters, it examines the entanglements of fame and power fame in colonial and postcolonial settings. Each chapter demonstrates the sometimes highly ambivalent roles played by famous personalities as endorsements and apologists for, antagonists and challengers of, colonial, imperial and postcolonial institutions and practices. And each in their way provides an insight into the complex set of meanings implied by novel term “celebrity colonialism.” The contributions to this collection demonstrate that celebrity provides a powerful lens for examining the nexus of discourses, institutions and practices associated with the dynamics of appropriation, domination, resistance and reconciliation that characterize colonial and postcolonial cultural politics. Taken together the contributions to Celebrity Colonialism argue that the examination of celebrity promises to enrich our understanding of what colonialism was and, more significantly, what it has become.
Categories: Social Science