Poet Emperor of the last of the Moghuls

Poet Emperor of the last of the Moghuls

Farzana Moon

Farzana Moon

This book explores the tragic ending of the last of the Moghuls. Three hundred and eleven years of Moghul rule with eighteen emperors in between separate Bahadur Shah Zafar from the first Moghul emperor of India during the history of the great Moghuls.He was virtually a prisoner in his own palace in Delhi, subsisting on pension from British East India Company. When native soldiers rebelled against the British, Zafar was accused of Mutiny. To which he exclaimed, how can an emperor mutiny against his own subjects? When finally British succeeded in quelling the rebellion, Zafar’s two sons and a grandson were brutally murdered by Captain Hodson. The emperor’s crown jewels were confiscated, he was exiled to Rangoon, Burma.His sad poetry during his nominal reign till his death in exile is still sung and recited in all parts of India and Pakistan.
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The Moghul Hedonist

The Moghul Hedonist

Farzana Moon

Farzana Moon

Jahangir was the fourth Moghul emperor of India. His empress Nur Jahan literally ruled the empire. Most of the gardens still intact in Kashmir were designed by her and built by her orders. Kashmir's beautiful palaces and gardens became a haven for the royal couple away from court intrigues in India. Before his death Jahangir wrote in his journal:'All is vain, fleeting and perishable. In the twinkling of an eye we shall see the enchantress fate who enslaves the world and its votaries. Seizes the throat of another and another victim. And so exposed is man to be trodden down by the calamities of life that one can almost be persuaded to affirm that he never had existed. This world the end of which is destined to be miserable can scarcely be worth the risk of so much useless violence.'
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