Bahadur Shah Zafar and the War of 1857 in Delhi

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Aakar Books, 2006 - Delhi (India) - 451 pages
Even Though Much Literature On Bahadur Shah Zafar And The 1857 Revolt Exists, Mahdi Husain S Book Continues To Be Of Considerable Relevance To The Historians Of Modern India. It Is Rich In Details, And Offers A Dispassionate Interpretation Of The 1857 Revolt. The Book Brings Alive, To The Present-Day Reader, The Trauma Of Living In 1857, A Trauma That People Like Syed Ahmad Khan And The Poet Mirza Ghalib Experienced.
 

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Contents

New Preface by Mushirul Hasan
xi
Introduction
1
Character of Bahadur Shah II
36
Bahadur Shah II and The Sepoys
71
HI Bahadur Shah and The British
82
Continued
106
Confronting a Formidable Situation 156
156
Grappling with Terrible Problems
175
VH Fighting to Expel The English
195
Vln Unable to Drive The English From
229
FallofDehli
253
Sources
282
Bahadur Shah Zafar
333
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