|Bahadur Shah Zafar|
Bahadur Shah Zafar was the last Mughal King of India. Prior to defeating him in battle and imprisoning him in Yangoon, Myanmar, the British East India Company reduced Bahadur Shah Zafar and his family to a state of dependence. He was also one of the greatest Urdu poets of India, he wrote some of the finest Urdu poetry and was a patron of many famous Urdu poets. His Urdu poetry is still very popular. This site contains a copy of his divan in Urdu. I have also included his complete works for downloading. To download please click on Kulyat Zafar. Photograph of Zafar
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This is a nineteenth century color portrait of Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar.
|Kulyat Zafar||Diwan Zafar|
|Dargah||Translation of an Urdu Book written by Nizami|
|Mirza Mughal||History of KIngs|
|Translation of an Urdu Book on Zafar||Two Native Narratives of the War of Independence|
|Pictures relating to Bahadur Shah Zafar||Items relating to the Badshah|
|Coins||Pictures from The Indian Mutiny by C Ball|
|Last days||Zeenat Mahal|
|Photograph||Web sites relating to Zafar|
|Residence in Rangoon||British Kaffraria or Myanmar|
Bahadur Shah Zafar was born in Delhi on October 24 1775. His father was Akbar Shah II and his mother was a Rajput lady Lal Bai. Bahadur Shah Zafar died in exile in the captivity of the British. He died at Yangoon, Myanmar at the age of 87 on November 7 1862. He was buried there and now there is a shrine in Yangoon, the name of the shrine is Bahadur Shah Zafar Dargah and it is located near the Shwe Degon Pagoda at 6 Ziwaka Road, near the intersection with Shwe Degon Pagoda Rd, Yangoon. For a picture of the Dargah please click on the following. Bahadur Shah Zafar's Dargah in Yangoon.