The Last Mughal

The Last Mughal

Dalrymple, William

Editorial Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Fecha de edición abril 2007

Idioma inglés

EAN 9780747587262
608 páginas
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Resumen del libro

At 4pm on a dark, wet winters evening in November 1862, a cheap coffin was buried in eerie silence: no lamentations, no panegyrics, for as the British Commissioner in charge of the funeral insisted, 'No vesting will remain to distinguish where the last of the Great Moghuls rests. This Mughal was Bahadur Shah Zafar II, one of the most talented, tolerant and likeable of his remarkable dynasty who found himself leader of a violent uprising he knew from the start would lead to irreparable carnage.

Zafars frantic efforts to unite his forces proved tragically futile. The Siege of Delhi was the Rajs Stalingrad, and Mughal Delhi was left an empty ruin. The Last Mughal charts the desecration and demise of a man, his dynasty, his city and civilizations mercilessly ravished by fractured forces and vengeful British troops.

William Dalrymple was born in Scotland. He wrote the highly acclaimed bestseller In Xanadu when he was twenty-two. His last book, White Mughals, won the Wolfson Prize for History 2003 and the Scottish Book of the Year Prize. A stage version by Christopher Hampton has just been co-commissioned by the National Theatre and the Tamasha Theatre Company. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and of the Royal Asiatic Society. His Radio 4 series on the history of British spirituality and mysticism, The Long Search, won the 2002 Sandford St Martin Prize for Religious Broadcasting. He and his family divide their time between London and Delhi.

Biografía del autor

William Dalrymple (1965) es un reconocido historiador y escritor escocés, miembro de la Royal Society of Literature y de la Royal Asiatic Society y autor de obras tan relevantes como El último Mogol, La ciudad de los djinns, White Mughals, El retorno de un rey y La Anarquía. La Compañía de las Indias Orientales y el expolio de la India. Estudió en el Trinity College de Cambridge, donde desempeñó los cargos de History Exhibitioner y Senior History Scholar.




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