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If I have to define this great work,I have only one word excellent.Here the characters(historical and real of course) rise from the usual fetters of the page and come to life and live with us as we read the book.William dalrymple being a scholar in history there is no worry about the details,they are well researched(mainly from Delhi's 1857 urdu newslets and dociments)
The is mainly about the famous 1857 mutiny(as the Brits call it) or the independence struggle,where the Brits subdue the sepoy forces of Delhi gathered from all over India due to thier own mistakes.Then the Brits take over Delhi and send Bahadur Shah Zafar to Rangoon,where he is made prisinor.
The best part about the writer is he never slants to either the Brits side nor the Mughal's side but does the work of an uninvolved spectator.
Once again Dalrymple enthralls and enlightens us through his in depth research, vivid description and intelligent and honest analysis. The amount of research and effort that has gone into writing this book is commendable and i salute Dalrymple for undertaking the mammoth work. It is perhaps the first account of the mutiny from the Indian point of view. Even though it does not give us the entire story and centres round the part played by bahadur shah zafar, the reader can very well piece together the complete picture. Zafar may have been incompetent and spineless but as the descendant of a great dynasty he deserves to be remembered with far more respect than he actually was given.
The Last Mughal - A brilliant portray of 1857.. A must recommended for all who are interested in history of India... A elaborate and heart wrenching depiction of Delhi of 1857, of what could have been and should have been, of rebel atrocities and British vengeance.. Of a king of a decaying dynasty who did all he could only to be made a villain in the history and also to a never told story of Hindu-Muslim unity where in an army of high caste Hindus rallied to revive the Mughal dynasty fighting side by side Muslim brothers.. Simply riveting and brilliantly written .. Hats off William Dalrymple.. Highly recommended..
I am a layman and find the book very absorbing. It is a most detailed account of 1857 India. It can be used as a reference book as well. Undoubtedly the author is a very learned person and a master story teller.
The book gives the detailed information avout the pre and post analysis of the revolt of 1857 its causes and effect, esp from the mughal and sepoys side, for the very first time the views of the revolt from the side of sepoys was presented by the author, in which he tries to explain the agony of the last mughal ruler and his court before and after 1857, the spread of the revolt and change in the british policies pre and post 1857.
Good book about Indian history, About Delhi, sepoy mutiny and the decline of Delhi Mughal Dynasty. Nice read. Very simply explained by the author. I got to know many things expanded my knowledge if that is what books are meant to be..
If you are to think a second thought you can buy as it is not a bad buy.
A book worth reading to know how the British treated the last Indian ruler.Many facts which were not known so far have been covered. It is an unbiased account of that period
I bought this book from flipkart and got delivery within 2 days.
One of my friend suggested me to read this book as I was really intrested to know about the fall of Mughal Dynasty and this book has summarized all that reasons and facts which were responsible for this.
In single word-Excellent