Asha Seth's Reviews > The Last Mughal: The Fall of a Dynasty, Delhi, 1857

The Last Mughal by William Dalrymple
Rate this book
Clear rating

by
5040094
's review

it was amazing
bookshelves: history, non-fiction, 2019, indian-lit

“Against this bleak dualism, there is much to value in Zafar’s peaceful and tolerant attitude to life; and there is also much to regret in the way that the British swept away and rooted out the late Mughals’ pluralistic and philosophically composite civilisation.”
.
.
It'll be a while before I get over the emotional trauma bore by my conscience to be able to write a befitting review.
10 likes · flag

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read The Last Mughal.
Sign In »

Reading Progress

January 17, 2019 – Started Reading
January 17, 2019 – Shelved
January 17, 2019 – Shelved as: history
January 17, 2019 – Shelved as: non-fiction
January 17, 2019 – Shelved as: 2019
January 25, 2019 –
page 66
11.42% "Of the great cities of the world, only Rome, Istanbul and Cairo can even begin to rival Delhi for the sheer volume and density of historic remains."
January 28, 2019 –
page 430
74.39% "“Then Nicholson gave the order, and after three months, the British finally advanced on the walls of Delhi.”"
January 28, 2019 –
page 430
74.39% "“Then Nicholson gave the order, and after three months, the British finally advanced on the walls of Delhi.”"
January 29, 2019 –
page 504
87.2% "The beating heart of Indo-Islamic civilisation had been ripped out, and could not be replaced. As Ghalib wrote as he neared death: “All these things lasted only so long as the King reigned.”"
January 30, 2019 – Shelved as: indian-lit
January 30, 2019 – Finished Reading

No comments have been added yet.