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Just Like That | Remembering the last Mughal Emperor's indelible cultural impact

Bahadur Shah Zafar left an indelible mark on Delhi's cultural landscape, from poetic soirees at the Red Fort to his patronage of the arts and love for gardens.

Although history was against Bahadur Shah Zafar, he was perhaps the best example of the Ganga-Jamuni tehzeeb. (Wiki Commons)
Published on Oct 15, 2023 09:11 AM IST

Review: Sawaneh-i Dehli by Mirza Gorgani, translated by Ather Farouqui

Sawaneh-i Dehli, which claims to be a biography of Delhi, has often been used to distort late Mughal history. Ather Farouqui’s translation puts an end to such manipulation

An engraved portrait of Bahadur Shah Zafar. Created by Marc after Schoefft, published on L’Illustration, Journal Universel, Paris, 1858. (Marzolino/Shutterstock)
Updated on Sep 01, 2023 07:57 PM IST

Conservation work at Delhi’s Zafar Mahal set to begin

Once the summer palace of Bahadur Shah Zafar, the last Mughal emperor, the monument is located only a few kilometres southwest of the Qutub Complex

Zafar Mahal in Mehrauli in ruins. It was built by Akbar Shah II in 1820. (Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 24, 2023 12:31 AM IST

Zafar Mahal: Last Mughal emperor’s summer palace falls into ruin

Zafar Mahal, an ASI-protected monument, was originally built by Akbar Shah II in 1820 and was expanded during Bahadur Shah Zafar’s reign

Zafar Mahal in south Delhi’s Mehrauli. (Photo by Vipin Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Sep 20, 2023 06:20 PM IST
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