The Last Mughal

William Dalrymple

  • Bindwijze: Hardcover
  • Taal: Engels
  • Categorie: Geschiedenis
  • Uitgever: Bloomsbury
  • ISBN: 9780747586395
  • Review:
The Fall of a Dynasty, Delhi, 1857
Druk:New title
Verschijningsdatum:januari 2006
Afmetingen:Afmeting: 20,3 x 13,2 x 3,3 cm
Aantal pagina's:608 pagina's
Illustraties:Met illustraties
Auteur(s):William Dalrymple
Auteur(s):William Dalrymple
Originele Titel:The Last Mughal: The Fall of a Dynasty: Delhi, 1857


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.