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Delhi

Delhi

Ancient History

  • Author: Upinder Singh
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books
  • ISBN: 9788187358299
  • Category: History
  • Page: 227
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Not many people know that the busy and bustling capital city of Delhi and its surroundings have a long past, going back thousands of years. Prehistoric stone tools have surfaced here and many ancient remains have been found, sometimes accidentally by farmers tilling their fields, and at other times by archaeologists carrying out systematic excavations. A mound one passes everyday or a narrow strip of stream tells a story of ancient times. Centuries of history coexist with metro stations and plush cars. The readings in this book give us glimpses of the lives of people who lived in the Delhi area over the centuries, and how these details have been pieced together by historians. It brings into focus the importance of the historian’s method and the sources of information found in ancient texts, archaeology and even legends and folklore, sometimes hanging on the thread of a slender historical fact. The editor of the volume, points to the urgency of further exploration and documentation to fill in the still all-too-meagre details of Delhi’s ancient history. However, she ends on a note of caution, bordering on alarm, when she points out that invaluable evidence of the city’s past is being extensively destroyed due to quarrying and the construction of new roads and buildings. Such activities are an integral part of the modernization of a living city but the balance between modernization and the preservation of ancient remains is indeed very fragile and needs to be maintained from an informed and realistic perspective. This collection of essays has been put together by a teacher for students of history, but will also be of enormous value to a large number of other interested readers. Upinder Singhis Professor of history at the University of Delhi.

Delhi Gazetteer

Delhi Gazetteer

  • Author: Prabha Chopra
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Delhi (India : Union Territory)
  • Page: 1165
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Twilight in Delhi

Twilight in Delhi

A Novel

  • Author: Ahmed Ali
  • Publisher: New Directions Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780811212670
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 200
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Set in nineteenth-century India between two revolutionary moments of change, Twilight in Delhi brings history alive, depicting most movingly the loss of an entire culture and way of life. As Bonamy Dobree said, "It releases us into a different and quite complete world. Mr. Ahmed Ali makes us hear and smell Delhi...hear the flutter of pigeons' wings, the cries of itinerant vendors, the calls to prayer, the howls of mourners, the chants of qawwals, smell jasmine and sewage, frying ghee and burning wood." The detail, as E.M. Forster said, is "new and fascinating," poetic and brutal, delightful and callous. First published by the Hogarth Press in 1940. Twilight in Delhi was widely acclaimed by critics and hailed in India as a major literary event. Long since considered a landmark novel, it is now available in the U.S. as a New Directions Classic. Twilight in Delhi has also been translated into French, German, Portuguese, Spanish, and Urdu.

The Delhi Sultanate

The Delhi Sultanate

A Political and Military History

  • Author: Peter Jackson
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521543293
  • Category: History
  • Page: 388
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The book represents the first comprehensive history of the Delhi Sultanate from 1210-1400.

Delhi, a Thousand Years of Building

Delhi, a Thousand Years of Building

  • Author: Lucy Peck
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 308
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A comprehensive guide to Delhi's architectural heritage that includes photographs, line drawings, detailed maps and anecdotes from the city's past.

Delhi, the Capital of India

Delhi, the Capital of India

  • Author: John Capper
  • Publisher: Asian Educational Services
  • ISBN: 9788120612822
  • Category: Delhi (India)
  • Page: 180
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Revised And Enlarged Edition Of All About Delhi With 54 Illustrations. (The Book Gives In A Modest Compass, A Succinct History Of The Hindu, Pathan And Moghul Dynasties Who Reigned Over Delhi, And Also A Vivid Account Of The British Occupation, Together With The Story Of The Mutiny, The History And Antiquities Of Delhi.) Graphic Accounts Of Notable Sights And Scenes From Well-Known Travellers And Visitors Are Presented With Suitable Reproductions Of Illustrations.

Delhi

Delhi

Cincinnati's Westside,

  • Author: Christine Mersch
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780738534404
  • Category: History
  • Page: 128
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Expeditions led by John Cleves Symmes in 1788 brought the first settlers to the Delhi area. But the township really came to life in 1817, when the Ohio legislature passed a bill to name the area "Del High." There are many speculations about the origin of this name, but the true answer has been lost to history. Many farms sprouted up in Delhi, as well as nearly 60 greenhouses, but only about a half-dozen remain today. As the greenhouses and farms grew, so did the population. Schools, churches, and businesses were built, and in 1829, the Sisters of Charity was established. Residents of Delhi survived the Cholera epidemic of the mid-19th century and three major tornadoes. Delhi citizens are devout, and many continue to live in the same area in which they were born.

Delhi

Delhi

  • Author: Khushwant Singh
  • Publisher: Penguin Books India
  • ISBN: 9780140126198
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 391
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Travelling through time, space and history to 'discover' his beloved city, the narrator of this novel meets a myriad of people - poets and princes, saints and sultans, temptresses and traitors, emperors and eunuchs - who have shaped and endowed Delhi with its very mystique.

Jantar Mantar, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh’s Observatory in Delhi

Jantar Mantar, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh’s Observatory in Delhi

  • Author: Anisha Shekhar Mukherji
  • Publisher: Ambi Knowledge Resource
  • ISBN: 8190359118
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 224
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The Delhi Jantar Mantar is an enigma. Its huge and arresting forms evoke awe even today when architecture seems to consist primarily of strange shapes and proportions. Most people who see it are left with many questions. • What is it really? • Why is it called Jantar Mantar? Is it linked to the performance of some mystical religious rites? • How were its gigantic structures made? • Do they form part of a maze? Are they forerunners of abstract art installations? • Or are they buildings? If so, what is this strange architectural style, so different from the other buildings of its time? • How, if at all, is it linked to astronomy? This informative history and fi eld guide explains all this and more. Based on over a decade of extensive research, it uses archival images, photographs, drawings and sketches, to unravel how the 300 year old Jantar Mantar Observatory looked and worked in the past. Each instrument of the Jantar Mantar is explained separately as a guided ‘walk’. The book includes information on traditional Indian astronomy, and on the political and cultural background of this ‘royal observatory’ established by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. It not only traces its transformation into ‘an archaeological monument’, but also charts the way ahead by which the Delhi Jantar Mantar’s historical function may be revived and conserved for future generations. Carry this book to the Jantar Mantar and walk around the instruments with it. Or read it before and after your visit to understand one of the world’s most unusual and intriguing works of architecture.

Medieval India: From Sultanat to the Mughals-Delhi Sultanat (1206-1526) - Part One

Medieval India: From Sultanat to the Mughals-Delhi Sultanat (1206-1526) - Part One

  • Author: Satish Chandra
  • Publisher: Har-Anand Publications
  • ISBN: 9788124110645
  • Category: India
  • Page: 290
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The present work is a broad survey of political, social, economic and cultural developments in India between 1206 and 1526. These three and a quarter centuries, called the Delhi Sultanat, is sometimes seen as a dark age of war and rapine in which little developments took place.