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Forgotten Delhi From a Heritage Walker's Diary

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Genre:Travel
Language: English

Hardcover

Origin:India
ISBN13:9788189766535
ISBN10:8189766538
Pages:168
Dimensions:7.87 x 9.84 x 1.97 inches
Weight:323.18 g
Published: March 30, 2010
Edition:6th

About the Book

Delhi has been often identified with the Red Fort or the India Gate, but the history of this megalopolis is not restricted only to these famous monuments. The history of Delhi is like a beautifully woven tapestry, where the monuments and relics left behind by many of its rulers are so located that the past may be recreated to relive history. Why is the Chandni Chowk so named? What is the myth behind the shrine of Bakhtiyar Kaki? Who was Pir Ghaib and why was he so called? One may not be aware of the final resting place of Delhi's once-famous first and last woman Sultan, Razia Sultan. A passerby may not have given even a passing glance to the almost dilapidated Mutiny Relicthe first evidence of India's struggle for freedomthat adorns the road opposite the GPO. Thousands of Delhiites cross the foot overbridge, popularly known as the Kauria Bridge, without being aware of the real story behind that nomenclature. Forgotten Delhi tries to answer most of these questions in the words of a heritage walker. In a somewhat unorthodox manner, the author unravels the myth and stories behind many of Delhi's relics that form an inseparable part of its heritage but are sadly being forgotten today.