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William Dalrymple on Bahadur Shah Zafar

The wedding certificate of Bahadur Shah II is one of our most intriguing sacred texts. The last of the Mughal kings, deemed a fine poet but a political failure, he died in obscurity and despair. But, as his recent biographer William Dalrymple explains, his reputation is due for reappraisal.

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