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The Last Mughal: The Fall of a Dynasty, Delhi, 1857
by William Dalrymple | History
Registered by LeighBCD on 4/5/2007
Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by LeighBCD): permanent collection


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Journal Entry 1 by LeighBCD on Thursday, April 05, 2007

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I love William Dalrymple. I heard him interviewed recently by Philip Adams on Late Night Live where he was discussing this book and the discoveries he has made about what really happened in the Indian Mutiny. When I saw this book out in paperback, I had to have it. I am very interested in that part of Indian history as my family history has revealed that my ancestors played a part there, including one forebear who actually died during the Mutiny itself. Can't wait to dig into this one. 


Journal Entry 2 by LeighBCD on Monday, April 09, 2007

9 out of 10

Another terrific book by Dalrymple. Fascinating insight into the 1857 Mutiny, the lives of the people who lived in Delhi before the Mughal empire was eviscerated and an insightful commentary on how history can repeat itself.

Most poignantly, I now know the general circumstances of Lt William Pogson's death. He suffered his wounds during the scaling of the walls of Delhi and the ensuing enslaught... Dalrymple's depiction of the field hospital where Pogson lay dying for 3 days was quite horrendous.

A great book and one for my permanent collection. 


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