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Relics of the Lesser Mughals: A Retrospect

Pushan Kumar Dutta (Author)
Synopsis Relics of the Lesser Mughals: A Tetrospect is a collection of reminiscences of the author, a senior government officer, who, after retirement, shifted to Bhagirath Palace in Chandni Chowk to pursue his writing career. In his study there, he was haunted by the ghosts of begums of later Mughal kings who gave him a glimpse of the blindings, tortures and sufferings inflicted on their sons and daughters. The present work is a reflection in stories of what the author saw in his dreams, and the narrations relate to: Blinding of the ten-year old brother by the emperor and later the same treatment meted out to him; Exploits inside Red Fort by Nadir Shah, Ahmed Shah Abdali and the decoit-king Ghulam Kadir; Fightinig and turmoil in and around Delhi during the Sepoy Mutiny and captivity of Badshah Bahadur Shah Zafar; The life and times of the poet-laureate Mirza Ghalib, and The rise of Marathas and a graphic description of the Third Battle of Panipat. Besides this, the book focuses on the activities of the musclemen and wrestlers of Delhi’s Chandni Chowk and gives a glimpse of the goings-on in the higher echelons of Delhi’s officialdom.
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About the author

Pushan Kumar Dutta

A retired senior pharmaceutical chemist of the Drug Control Organization of Government of India, Pushan Kumar Dutta has studied the old, historical monuments from his early school days. With a literary bent of mind, he was fascinated by the events in the days of the later Mughals and wrote two books in Bengali that were highly commended by the reading public and Bengali newspapers. The present work is the revised and enlarged edition of one of the books translated in English. An avid reader and an excellent orator, Pushan Kumar, with his many-faceted personality, keeps his audience spellbound on any subject on which he talks.

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Bibliographic information

Title Relics of the Lesser Mughals: A Retrospect
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8174765093
length xiv+170p., Plates; Glossary; Bibliography; 26cm.
Subjects History