7 Sep 2012

Mirza Ghalib Street





Old Bombay Type on Mirza Ghalib Street.

Mirza Ghalib has a street named after him in Mumbai. In ‘The Last Mughal’ by William Dalrymple, there are many-little interesting stories about Ghalib's life during the last days of the Mughal Empire in Delhi. It's also a must read if all you know about that year is from what was said in our pathetic history textbooks in school.

Here's a review of the book in The Indian Muslim blog.

Once you have read that, you can dig deeper by reading the 'Besieged: Voiced from Delhi' by Mahmood Farooqui. The book contains translations of letters, orders, and all the interesting things related to the siege of Delhi in 1857.




3 comments:

neil said...

isn't this claire road, byculla?

Slogan Murugan said...

This is the official name of Claire Road

ABTC said...

nice blog

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