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H.R.H Mirza Muhamed Sultan Fateh-ul-Mulk Shah Bahadur, the Heir Apparent (Shahzada Ghulam Fakhr ud-din, Mirza Fakhru Sahib) at Mushaira, 18 July 1845, Delhi

July 17, 1845
Mirza Firuz Shah
Bahadur Shah II 1837–1857

Painted By Unknown



The last Mushaira has been organized at the instance of Last Mughal Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar, depicts a complete view of events. The poets sitting in an orderly manner around the carpet, being presided over by Mirza Fakhr ud-din. In the opening, a messenger of the Emperor recites his Ghazal. Ghalib, Momin, Zauq and all living poets are present there. On the whole, it looks a view of the old days of 1845 A.D. when mushaira was held. The seating arrangement of poets, as referred to by Mirza Farhatullah Beg in his essays on Delhi.

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Very good information.


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