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Mehtab Jadu, the magical talking birds and Amar Aiyyyar
From, the Tilism-e Hoshruba,
by Danish Husain and Manu Sikander Dhingra
Thursday, the 5th August at 2.30 pm at NSD, Bahawalpur House, Bhagwan Das Road, N. Delhi.
Presented by Mahmood Farooqui
The Mentor and Founder of Dastangoi, S. R. Faruqi may attend.
All are welcome.
Translated by Mahmood Farooqui, with notes on the Mutiny Papers and governance in
In this groundbreaking work, Mahmood Farooqui presents the first extensive translations into English of the Mutiny Papers—documents dating from Delhi’s 1857 siege, originally written in Persian and Shikastah Urdu. The translations include such fascinating pieces as the constitution of the Court of Mutineers, letters from soldiers threatening to leave
Besieged offers a view of how the rebel government of Delhi organized the essential requirements of war—food and labour, soldiers’ salaries, arms and ammunition—but more than that, this deeply evocative book reveals the hopes, beliefs and failures of a people who lived through the tragic end of an era.
Photograph and the write-up courtesy Penguin Books India.