1857: Fall of Delhi

1857: Fall of Delhi

The reasons of defeat Translation series of “Heroes of 1857”, by Sayyada Anees Fatima, Episode X (First Ed., 1949) Capture of Bahadur Shah Zafar  and his sons by William Hudson at Humayun’s Tomb on 20 September 1857, Pic source: Wiki Images One of the...
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...
1857: Fall of Delhi

General Bakht Khan

Hero of the Lost War Translation series of “Heroes of 1857”, by Sayyada Anees Fatima, Episode VIII (First Ed., 1949) “Conflict with the Ghazees before Bareilly, scene from the Indian Mutiny. Engraving from 1858, Engraver Unknown Photo by D Walker” The...
Shahjahanabad – the living city

Shahjahanabad – the living city

Cover page of Book Book review, Shahjahanabad, The Living City of Old Delhi authored by Rana Safvi & published by Harper Collins (2019) There is a reason why it is called the ‘living city’ of Old Delhi, by the author Rana Safvi, in her book, Shahjahanabad, which...
The Retreat of Lucknow

The Retreat of Lucknow

Translation series of “Heroes of 1857”, by Sayyada Anees Fatima, Episode VI (First Ed., 1949) Notes selected from Russel’s Diary titled “The last moments of Lucknow’’ Attack of the Mutineers on the Redan Battery at Lucknow, 30 July 1857, Wiki Images “The city of...
Plassey: Siraj vs Clive

Plassey: Siraj vs Clive

Cover page of the book Book Review, “Plassey: The Battle that changed the course of Indian History” The book was authored by senior columnist & author, Sudeep Chakravarty, and published by Aleph Book Company. It was released in January, 2020. Here is a...
The Last Stand by Awadh

The Last Stand by Awadh

Translation series on “Heroes of 1857”, by Sayyada Anees Fatima, Episode V (First Ed., 1949) Assault Of Delhi Capture Of The Cashmere Gate 14Th September 1857 From The History Of The Indian Mutiny Published 1858 Canvas Art The news of Delhi’s fall struck...