Poet Emperor of the last of the Moghuls: Bahadur Shah Zafar

Farzana Moon

Poet Emperor of the last of the Moghuls: Bahadur Shah Zafar
Editions Dedicaces
5 November 2014

Poet Emperor of the last of the Moghuls: Bahadur Shah Zafar

Farzana Moon

This book explores the tragic ending of the last of the Moghuls. Three hundred and eleven years of Moghul rule with eighteen emperors in between separate Bahadur Shah Zafar from the first Moghul emperor of India during the history of the great Moghuls.He was virtually a prisoner in his own palace in Delhi, subsisting on pension from British East India Company. When native soldiers rebelled against the British, Zafar was accused of Mutiny. To which he exclaimed, how can an emperor mutiny against his own subjects? When finally British succeeded in quelling the rebellion, Zafar’s two sons and a grandson were brutally murdered by Captain Hodson. The emperor’s crown jewels were confiscated, he was exiled to Rangoon, Burma.His sad poetry during his nominal reign till his death in exile is still sung and recited in all parts of India and Pakistan.[Bahadur Shah Zafar, Poet Moghuls, Moghul, Moghul empire, Moghul History, Moghul emperor, Moghul India].

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