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The Last Mughal By William Dalrymple

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The Last Mughal tells a story of the doomed Mughal capital, its tragic destruction, and the individuals caught up in one of the most terrible upheavals in history, as an army mutiny was transformed into the largest anti-colonial uprising to take place anywhere in the world in the entitre course of the nineteenth century.

“'Dalrymple is an outstandingly gifted travel writer and historian who excels himself in his latest work'” –  Max Hastings, Sunday Times

“'Vivid ... unmatched ... revolutionary ... humane ... No previous book has delved so deeply into the history of Delhi in those days, nor painted such a vivid portrait of the late Mughal court'” –  Sunday Telegraph

“'Brims with life, colour and complexity ... outstanding ... one of the best history books of the year'” –  Evening Standard

“'Magnificent ... shames the simplistic efforts of previous writers'” –  Spectator

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