Zahir Dehlvi

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Zahir Dehlvi was an official in the Mughal court of Bahadur Shah Zafar and also an accomplished poet. He was witness to a crucial moment in history and his memoir remains the most richly detailed surviving account of the course of the 1857 Revolt.

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An eyewitness account of India's first war of Independence - Revolt of 1857

[Book extract] There were thousands of women, tiny children, young and old men pouring out of the city in a state of panic.