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

Author: William Dalrymple
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st U.S. editionView all editions and formats
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A portrait of Mughal emperor, poet, and mystic Bahadur Shah Zafar II relates the 1857 armed uprising against British rule, the fall of the Mughal capital of Delhi and its subsequent destruction, and Zafar's final days as an exile in Burma.
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Named Person: Muhammad Bahadur Shah, King of Delhi
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Dalrymple
ISBN: 1400043107 9781400043101
OCLC Number: 71427415
Notes: "Originally published in slightly different form in Great Britain by Bloomsbury Publishing, London, in 2006"--T.p. verso.
Description: xxiii, 534 p., [24] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: A chessboard king --
Believers and infidels --
An uneasy equilibrium --
The near approach of the storm --
The sword of the lord of fury --
This day of ruin and riot --
A precarious position --
Blood for blood --
The turn of the tide --
To shoot every soul --
The city of the dead --
The last of the great mughals.
Responsibility: William Dalrymple.
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A portrait of Mughal emperor, poet, and mystic Bahadur Shah Zafar II relates the 1857 armed uprising against British rule, the fall of the Mughal capital of Delhi and its subsequent destruction, and Zafar's final days as an exile in Burma.

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