Besieged : Voices from Delhi 1857

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This groundbreaking, first-time translation of the Mutiny Papers documenting the siege of Delhi shifts focus away from conventional understandings of 1857. Mahmood Farooqui's translations chronicle the lives of courtesans, soldiers, potters, spies, faqirs, doctors and harassed policemen, all trying to live through the turmoil of their city. They present a searing portrait of the hopes, beliefs, and failures of ordinary people who lived through the end of an era.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 36mm | 340.19g
  • Penguin Books India Pvt Ltd
  • Penguin Books India
  • New Delhi, India
  • English
  • Reprint
  • maps, colour plates
  • 014341822X
  • 9780143418221
  • 1,522,057

About Mahmood Farooqui

Trained in history, Mahmood Farooqui has effected a major revival of dastangoi, the art of Urdu storytelling. He is also the co-director of the feature film Peepli Live.
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