Top positive review
Needs to be discovered and read.
28 June 2017
Books like these need more publicity and need to be read.
It shows the plight of the people after the Mutiny was suppressed in Delhi and how the local Mughal Elite behaved and what they thought of during the mutiny.
Also, one thing to notice is how these palace employees of Zafar managed to get a job in various other courts for the talent they possessed. Clearly the best of them were uprooted from Delhi.
Also, we get a glimpse of the atrocities committed by both sides specially the British after they took over the city. Metcalfe, just went about shooting anybody.
This book gives an insight into the life of people who lived around 150 years ago and the customs that were followed then.
It's a wonderful book, and the best of it is the roman script of the original poem, it makes it so relatable.