Alamy logo

The arrest of Bahadur Shah Zafar, the King of Delhi, India, by Major William Hodson, 20 September 1857, during the Indian Rebellion of 1857

The arrest of Bahadur Shah Zafar, the King of Delhi, India, by Major William Hodson, 20 September 1857, during the Indian Rebellion of 1857 Stock Photo
Preview

Image details

Contributor:

Historical Images Archive / Alamy Stock Photo

Image ID:

PXD262

File size:

24.2 MB (2.8 MB Compressed download)

Releases:

Model - no | Property - noDo I need a release?

Dimensions:

3399 x 2491 px | 28.8 x 21.1 cm | 11.3 x 8.3 inches | 300dpi

Date taken:

21 October 2018

More information:

This image could have imperfections as it’s either historical or reportage.

Illustration from an Illustrated history of India published by Cassell, Petter & Galpin circa 1876. Info from wiki: Mirza Abu Zafar Sirajuddin Muhammad Bahadur Shah Zafar (24 October 1775 – 7 November 1862) was the last Mughal emperor. He was the second son[1] of and became the successor to his father, Akbar II, upon his death on 28 September 1837. He was a nominal Emperor, as the Mughal Empire existed in name only and his authority was limited only to the city of Delhi (Shahjahanbad). Following his involvement in the Indian Rebellion of 1857, the British exiled him to Rangoon in British-controlled Burma, after convicting him on conspiracy charges. When the victory of the British became certain, Zafar took refuge at Humayun's Tomb, in an area that was then at the outskirts of Delhi. Company forces led by Major William Hodson surrounded the tomb and Zafar surrendered on 20 September 1857. The next day Hodson shot his sons Mirza Mughal and Mirza Khizr Sultan, and grandson Mirza Abu Bakr under his own authority at the Khooni Darwaza near the Delhi Gate. Severed heads of his three sons and grandson were brought before him

Save up to 70% with our image packs

Pre-pay for multiple images and download on demand.

View discounts