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The Last Mughal by William Dalrymple
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Jan 12, 09

bookshelves: history, religion
Read in January, 2008

A majesterial account of what the West calls the Indian Mutiny and what India refers to as the first war of National Independence. A detailed and engrossing account of one of the first modern confrontations between the world of Islam and Western Imperialism. Dalrymple may be the perfect writer to transcend the cultural, linguistic and historical fault lines that are integral to the subject matter and our ability to understand.
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