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

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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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subject_facet Delhi (India) -- History -- 19th century, India -- History -- Sepoy Rebellion, 1857-1858, Mogul Empire -- History -- 19th century, Muhammad Bahadur Shah -- II, -- King of Delhi, -- 1775-1862
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title_sub the fall of a dynasty : Delhi, 1857
topic_facet Biography & Autobiography, History, Muhammad Bahadur Shah, Nonfiction, Politics