The Last Mughal
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 27 մրտ, 2007 թ. - 560 էջ
In this evocative study of the fall of the Mughal Empire and the beginning of the Raj, award-winning historian William Dalrymple uses previously undiscovered sources to investigate a pivotal moment in history.
The last Mughal emperor, Zafar, came to the throne when the political power of the Mughals was already in steep decline. Nonetheless, Zafar—a mystic, poet, and calligrapher of great accomplishment—created a court of unparalleled brilliance, and gave rise to perhaps the greatest literary renaissance in modern Indian history. All the while, the British were progressively taking over the Emperor's power. When, in May 1857, Zafar was declared the leader of an uprising against the British, he was powerless to resist though he strongly suspected that the action was doomed. Four months later, the British took Delhi, the capital, with catastrophic results. With an unsurpassed understanding of British and Indian history, Dalrymple crafts a provocative, revelatory account of one the bloodiest upheavals in history.
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LibraryThing ReviewՀաճախորդի կարծիքը - gottfried_leibniz - LibraryThing
I really enjoy his literary devices and creative vivid narrative. I'm from Tamil Nadu, India. Parts outside of Tamil Nadu, India are foreign to me but I am curious to understand, learn about them. I ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewՀաճախորդի կարծիքը - john257hopper - LibraryThing
This is an extremely well researched and highly readable account of the decline and fall of the 300 year old Mughal Empire in India during the Uprising of 1857. While I had owned this book for over ... Read full review
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