Historical Narratives
Mr. Theodore Beck & Aligarh Muslim University

Mr. Theodore Beck & Aligarh Muslim University

None are we more indebted than to Mr. Theodore Beck, the Principal of our College, who, during five years of earnest labour and self sacrifice, has made our cause his own, and materially furthered it by acquiring that deep insight and intimate knowledge of the social, political and financial needs and requirements of the Mohammedan community

1857: Fall of Delhi

1857: Fall of Delhi

Khawaja Hasan Nizami wrote, ‘’Poor Bakht Khan had to bear the burden of facing two adversaries, one were Britishers and other was Mirza Mughal. During these struggles his forces got out of control. Administrative body was rendered useless. Britishers captured Delhi and the scheme of rebellion went up in the air’’.

General and his Army’s bravado

General and his Army’s bravado

Translation series of “Heroes of 1857”, by Sayyada Anees Fatima, Episode IX (First Ed., 1949) Gunners under General ‘s leadership exhibited such brave acts that it stirred the rank and file of the enemy. Zaheer Dehlvi narrated eye witness account: "It was a moonlit...

General Bakht Khan

General Bakht Khan

This precarious condition of Delhi prompted General Bakht Khan to depart from Bareilly to Delhi. Nana Rao ‘s brother accompanied him. On route he went past Budaun and came to Farrukhabad.

The Retreat of Lucknow

The Retreat of Lucknow

During the battle at the Begum’s mansion around 500 rebel fighters were martyred. Sir Colin (Commander-in-Chief) did anticipate a grueling fight at Qaiser Bagh but the local sub commanders were afraid of Urban warfare as there was house to house.

The Last Stand by Awadh

The Last Stand by Awadh

The first combined Nepalese and British attack was on “Alam Bagh”. There was an intense fight at Hazrat Mahal’s mansion around which hundreds of Rebel’s bodies were seen scattered. However just before the imminent takeover of “Chulakhi”, Khan Ali Khan reached with one thousand of his soldiers.