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Author: Gaynor Barton
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788129134769
On one’s, first visit, Old Delhi seems a bewildering place; its crazy crush of people overflows every pavement, its chaotic mix of rickshaws, motorbikes and cars crams every road; and just to complete the sensory overload you have to add the ever-present background screech of horns! But once you’ve broken through this initial barrier, you begin to see Old Delhi for what it is – an engaging picture of contemporary life set in the most fascinating of urban landscapes.
Old Delhi: 10 Easy Walks makes it easy for the traveler to navigate the streets and by-lanes of even the most tucked-away parts of the city. Going far beyond the bounds of a conventional guidebook, authors Gaynor Barton and Laurraine Malone provide useful information on getting to Old Delhi itself as well as moving around within it, with individual maps for each walk and historical notes on the landmarks you pass en route. This book walks the reader safely through Old Delhi as never before. Popular sites such as the Jama Masjid and the Red Fort have their own individual walks but so does the Lothian Road in the Civil Lines, and the bead shop heaven of Sitaram Bazaar in the southwest of the city.
For regular visitors to the old city, Old Delhi: 10 Easy Walks is a useful resource, but for the wide-eyed traveler who is braving the unfamiliar streets for the first time, this is an unputdownable godsend.
The aim of this book is to encourage more people to explore Old Delhi.
On one's first visit Old Delhi is a bewildering place, with its crowded pavements, fragile rickshaws and noisy buzz of people and traffic. But it is fascinating too and the fascination grows . These walks will soon banish your bewilderment by guiding you carefully to places of historical importance while explaining contemporary scenes as you walk along.
Gaynor Barton was born in 1945 in Lancashire, England, and came to India in 1984 with her husband, a British Council Officer. Gaynor is an English teacher who has taught in Iran and Egypt. Her interest in city-walks began in the 1970s when she developed one for the old city or Worcester.
Laurraine Malone was born in 1947 in Sussex, England, and came to India in 1982 with her husband, a journalist. Laurraine was with the British Foreign Service and has worked in Botswana, Colombia and the former Soviet Union. Whenever she finds herself she loves walking and exploring new places.
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