Author: Vijay GoelPublisher: Roli BooksYear: 2003Language: EnglishPages: 176ISBN/UPC (if available): 8174362401
This art book in large format takes the reader through the walled city: its intricate by-lanes, its colorful shops, its historical monuments, its magnificent mansions. It lays bare the city's secrets through its architectural script. The book is a rediscovery of Chandni Chowk, Purani Dilli or the Old City and its environs.Through the ages, Purani Dilli ' a city of legends and stories' has acquired a distinctive identity for its commercial and cultural activities. Its hallmark is a genteel lifestyle that has withstood the test of time and retained its unique Gaga Jaunt tehzeeb - the best of Islamic and Hindu etiquette,. The peaceful coexistence of different faiths and cultures within its walls are a lesson in syncretic living worth remembering. The name, Chandni Chowk or the moonlit Square, is still evocative of the romance and glory associated with a bygone age of grandeur.Delhi: The Emperor's City celebrates the rich palimpsest that is the walled City, through its well-researched text, magnificent visuals, and is replete with a deep nostalgia for its old world charm.
PrefaceIntroductionHistory in StoneGrandeur and StyleHouses of WorshipWorld of WorkHeritage WalksIndex