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Does anyone know of any biographies of Sultan Bahadur Shah Zafar?

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    Does anyone know of any biographies of Sultan Bahadur Shah Zafar? either English or Urdu?

    I have checked Amazon already--no luck...the few books they have are out of print...

    [This message has been edited by Asif (edited October 19, 2001).]

    Why do you want the biography of that loser ??


      why was he a loser?

      he tried his best to resist british imperialim--but,alas, it was too little too late. Also, he was a very pious and naik Muslim...

      why do Muslims insult our own predecessors?


        Doubt you'll find anything about, him in English except Imperial records, whihc won't be flattering.

        Do try Urdu web sites, or the OUP web site,
        How can a man die better than facing fearful odds for the ashes of his fathers and the Temple of his Gods?


          well indeed bahadur shah zafar was a sorry figure
          firstly he was too humane and mellow to be a king ,the people made him the king at the time of mutiny though he was reluctant
          one of his queens betrayed him and gave information to the british and the british after regaining power killed all his sons (the princes ) and gave thier heads to bahadur shah in a platter (why dosent anyone call british terrorst for doing this)
          he was not supported by the sikhs in the mutinty who sided with the british
          the british send him to exile in burma where he breath his last
          and today his mausoleum(mazzar) is a revered place where people come from all over burma