He had acquired his poetic taste from his grandfather and father who were also poets. Over 60 when he became Emperor, he inherited little territory apart from the city of Delhiitself occupied by the British since As the Indian Rebellion of spread, Sepoy regiments seized Delhi.
In fact, any authority he did have barely extended outside the Red Fort. Bahadur Shah Zafar was not directly responsible for the massacre but he could have prevented it, which he did not and thus he was considered a consenting party during his trial.
His poetry remains a cultural legacy of value. Because of his neutral views on religions, some Indian kings and regiments accepted Zafar as the Emperor of India.
In Bahadur Shah Zafar the freedom fighters found the symbol of freedom and therefore nominated him as their Commander-in-Chief.
The British had curtailed the power and privileges of the Mughal rulers to such an extent that by the time of Bahadur Shah Zafar, the Mughal rule was confined to the Red Fort.
Bahadur Shah Zafar himself was tried for treachery.
The last Moghul to exercise any real authority had been Alamgir II, and he had ruled as a puppet of the Afghan King, Ahmad Shah Durrani and as a tool in the hands of his own vizier, who made him emperor and later killed him.
He himself was a prolific poet and an accomplished calligrapher. The sepoys apparently used to affix his seal on empty envelopes, the contents of which he was absolutely unaware.
Sadly, he then saw what had been a thriving city of cultureand a city at peace, transformed into a bloodbath of death and destruction. Captain Hodson killed his sons and grandson and their severed heads were brought before him.
Davies recorded that Zafar "is evidently sinking from pure despitude and paralysis in the region of his throat". The emperor was respected by the Company and had given him a pension. After his defeat, he said: Bahadur Shah Zafar, like his predecessors, was a weak ruler who came to throne when the British domination over India was strengthening and the Mughal rule was nearing its end.
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He was the son of Akbar Shah II by his Hindu wife Lalbai. He became. Bahadur Shah Zafar 17th and last Mughal Emperor was born in Delhi. He was the son of Akbar Shah from his Hindu wife Lalbai.Download