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Tuesday, October 03, 2006

First Sighting Of The Last Mughal

In The Times, Max Hastings praises William Dalrymple's eagerly-awaited new book: "Dalrymple is an outstandingly gifted travel writer and historian who excels himself in his latest work. Although it focuses upon the person of the last Mughal king, Bahadur Shah II, who was known by his pen name of Zafar, it is a portrait of Delhi before, during and after the Mutiny. One of its many merits is that it calls upon hitherto unpublished Urdu and Persian material in Indian archives, to tell the story from an Indian as well as a British perspective."


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