Hazrat Mahal turned the enemy away with display of extreme bravery. She has proved to be such a courageous woman and truly kept the honor of your name. For how brave and valiant he himself must be, whose woman has the capability to fight with equal ferocity as any man.”
Wajid Ali Shah also started publication of a newspaper by the name of “Aseer” (Prisoner) under the editorship of Munshi Muzaffar Ali, bringing open discussions about the matter of the State in open.
Governor General, in a public gathering, with the endorsement from all palaces and Custodian of the City, disanointed Wazir Ali Khan from throne. It didn’t end here. Wazir Ali Khan was also exiled from the country and put under house arrest at Banaras Dargakand.
The constant mentions of life in Barielly was normal and essential to their daily life routine despite passing of almost 5 decades. Barielly jaisa baisan kahein nahi milta (Trans. Can’t find the quality of Baisan of Barielly).
During 1857 mutiny his ancestors took an active participation & many of them had lost their life & properties. The author wrote in his memoir that during childhood days he used to accompanied his maternal grandfather to an old well located in the graveyard of Nuamahala mosque, Bareilly.
Sarfaroshi ki tamanna ab hamaare dil mein hai
Dekhna hai zor kitna baazu-e-qaatil mein hai