Mahmood Farooqui’s book shows how ordinary residents of Delhi lived out the 1857 uprising
“The ordinary people of Delhi were going through a momentous period in history” says Farooqui. “But the troubles and ordeals they faced have been appropriated in writing a national narrative, in legitimising the state,” he says. “They might not have wanted that narrative,” he adds. Farooqui had embarked on the project of researching the papers at the insistence of writer William Dalrymple.
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