William DALRYMPLE ... The Last Mughal (2006)
IF YOU ENJOY both history and travel literature, all of William Dalrymple books are highly recommended.
DALRYMPLE William [1965-] Travel writer, historian. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland. Nonfiction The Last Mughal: The Eclipse of a Dynasty: Delhi, 1857 (2006); White Mughals: Love and Betrayal in Eighteenth-Century India (2002: winner of the Wolfson Prize for History; shortlisted for the 2004 Kiriyama Prize for Nonfiction) Travel The Age of Kali: Travels and Encounters in India (1998); From the Holy Mountain: A Journey in the Shadow of Byzantium (1997: winner of the 1997 Scottish Arts Council Autumn Book Award; shortlisted for the 1998 Thomas Cook Award, the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and the Duff Cooper Prize); City of Djinns: A Year of Delhi (1993: winner of the 1994 Thomas Cook Travel Book Award and the Sunday Times Young British Writer of the Year Award); In Xanadu: A Quest (1990: winner of the 1990 Yorkshire Post Best First Book Award and the Scottish Arts Council Spring Book Award; shortlisted for the John Llewelyn Rhys Memorial Prize)