The Mutiny at the Margins series takes a fresh look at the revolt of 1857 from original and unusual perspectives, focusing in particular on neglected socially marginal groups and geographic areas which have hitherto tended to be unrepresented in studies of this cataclysmic event in British imperial and Indian historiography.

Khwaja Hasan Nizami's Delhi ki Jan Kuni

Khwaja hasan nizami's delhi ki jan kuni

KHWAJA Hasan Nizami was an Indian Sufi, descended from a family of hereditary custodians of the shrine of the widely venerated Chishti mystic, Khwaja Nizamuddin Auliya in Delhi. He was a prolific author of more than sixty books, amongst them, the famous Urdu book Delhi Ki Jan Kuni (The Agony of Delhi), published in 1922.1 This book describes the disputes between the British and Bahadur Shah Zafar before 1857, the ruthless behaviour of the Meerut rebels when they arrived in Delhi, the mistakes of the Commissioner of Delhi in allowing them to enter the city and the events and aftermath of the city's recapture by the British. His account is based ...

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