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Bahadur Shah Zafar, Mughals, Mughal Empire, Revolt of 1857

How, led by Mughals, Hindus and Muslims together fought the war of 1857

They battled as a united force against the might of the British Raj.


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Revolt of 1857, Queen Victoria, Bahadur Shah Zafar

Last Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar's worst years were Queen Victoria's golden era

Two distinctive characters with dramatically divergent personas.


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Munshi Faizuddin, Bahadur Shah Zafar, Composite culture, Vada

Behind eating vadas during festivals lies the story of India's rich culture

This mung dal dish is as much a highlight of Diwali as it is of the formal ending of Muharram.


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Bahadur Shah Zafar, BJP, Gujarat 2002, Narendra Modi

I want to break free: What Modi never says

Lie down on the couch, the nation will hear you out.


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Bahadur Shah Zafar, History, Mughals

What happened to the Mughals after the fall of the Mughal Empire?

An intense curiosity led me to research on the life of the dynasty after the British took over Delhi on September 14, 1857.


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Bahadur Shah Zafar, Muztar Khairabadi, Javed Akhtar

How a ghazal controversy became an ode to a Mughal patriot

Bahadur Shah Zafar's 'Lagta nahin hai dil mera' breathed the simmering anger, despair and revolt against British Raj.