William Dalrymple’s The Last Mughal as a Masterpiece

Parvaiz Ahmad Bhat


William Dalrymple is a prominent, bestselling author, particularly known for his travel writing and narrative histories. In most of his works he emphasizes his interest on Indian Sub-continent. This research paper examines William Darlymple’s historical narrative from a New Historical perspective in order to map the relationship between past and present. It emphasizes on William Dalrymple’s representation of mutiny as a three-cornered context including the general folk of Delhi playing the main role in Mutiny. It also reveals how William Dalrymple concentrates on Zafar, specifically focusing his support to the mutiny as one reason to turn an army mutiny as a major political challenge to British dominance in India.

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