Signed Copy - The Last Mughal
A signed copy of The Last Mughal: The Fall of a Dynasty, Delhi 1857, which William Dalrymple kindly signed for us after his event at Fringe by the Sea.
About the book:
On a dark evening in November 1862, a cheap coffin is buried in eerie silence. There are no lamentations or panegyrics, for the British Commissioner in charge has insisted, 'No vesting will remain to distinguish where the last of the Great Mughals rests.'
This Mughal is Bahadur Shah Zafar II, one of the most tolerant and likeable of his remarkable dynasty who found himself leader of a violent and doomed uprising. The Siege of Delhi was the Raj's Stalingrad, the end of both Mughal power and a remarkable culture.
Paperback, 608 pages, published 2009.