Tag: Mutiny

  • Lunch with the BS: Mahmood Farooqui

    (Published in the Business Standard, August 24, 2010) As the most recent chronicler of the Mutiny of 1857 makes the passage from Jamia Milia University to the Saket Mall, he peers out at the current ghadar on the streets. “This city has never stopped being under construction,” he says, “for centuries.” The tamasha over the […]

  • The writer-saheb among the Mughals

    (Business Standard, November 03, 2006) “Do you know the place where Bahadur Shah Zafar very nearly was buried?” asks William Dalrymple. The author of The Last Mughal, an account of “the fall of a dynasty, Delhi, 1857”, and I are walking—sprinting, actually, given the brisk pace Dalrymple sets—around Zafar Mahal, Bahadur Shah’s summer palace in […]