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Religious Shade of a Rebellion

Religious Shade of a Rebellion The Last Mughal: The Fall of a Dynasty Delhi, 1857 by William Dalrymple; Penguin, New Delhi, 2006; FARHAT HASAN William Dalrymple is one of those rare scholars who combines literature with history, attentive as much to literary style and expression, as the evidence in historical sources. His work has a much wider reach than the more successful among professional historians. This is, I believe, his third book, and like the other two, reads like a work of fiction, except that there is scarcely any detail that is not supported by historical evidence. Events are described based on the veracity of sources, and interpretations are offered only after their critical scrutiny.
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