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

Author: William Dalrymple
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury, 2006.
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A historical account of the last Mughal emperor, his court, and the 1857 uprising in Delhi.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Muhammad Bahadur Shah, King of Delhi; Muhammad Bahadur Shah, King of Delhi; Bahadur Schah, Mogulreich Großmogul
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Dalrymple
ISBN: 9780747586395 074758639X 9780747586685 0747586683 9780747587262 0747587264
OCLC Number: 70402016
Performer(s): Read by Robert Bathurst.
Description: xxvii, 578 pages, [22] pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 24 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. --Glossary. --Notes.
Responsibility: William Dalrymple.
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