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Over at least two millennia, Delhi has witnessed several kingdoms and empires come and go, and has been enriched by each one of them. Their imprint survives to this day in the modern metropolis—most visibly, in its historic buildings, gardens and settlements.

In 14 Historic Walks of Delhi, Swapna Liddle, acclaimed historian and passionate narrator of the city’s heritage, takes us to iconic monuments and neighbourhoods—World Heritage Sites like Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb and Red Fort; the sprawling Lodi Gardens; the bustling galis of Chandni Chowk and Nizamuddin; the Central Vista of New Delhi; as well as lesser-known areas like the Satpula dam and the Mehrauli and Khirki villages. In crisp and breezy prose, Liddle gives us the historical and architectural significance of these sites, sprinkling her narrative with entertaining anecdotes. Some other highlights of the book are:

Detailed maps accompanying every route, with information about tickets, the nearest bus stop and metro station, parking availability, and advice about appropriate walking gear.

Architectural features described in ways that make appreciation of structural and decorative elements easy for a lay person as well.

Photographs taken specifically to accompany the text.

First published in 2011, this bestseller—extensively revised and updated in 2023—is the finest, most useful guide to one of the world’s great cities for the tourist and the local resident, the flaneur and the serious history enthusiast alike.

 
 

About the Author

Swapna Liddle’s abiding love for the history of Delhi has translated into a PhD as well as several books and articles on the subject. She also seeks to raise awareness about the city’s historic precincts through her work for the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH). She has been leading walks through the city’s historic precincts for twenty-five years. She has written Chandni Chowk: The Mughal City of Old Delhi, Connaught Place and the Making of New Delhi, The Broken Script: Delhi Under the East India Company and the Fall of the Mughal Dynasty (1803-1857) , and has edited and annotated a translation of Sair-ul-Manazil.
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14 Historic Walks Of Delhi

14 Historic Walks Of Delhi

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  • ISBN: 9789354476433
  • Author: Swapna Liddle
  • Publisher: Speaking Tiger
  • Pages: 300
  • Format: Paperback
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Over at least two millennia, Delhi has witnessed several kingdoms and empires come and go, and has been enriched by each one of them. Their imprint survives to this day in the modern metropolis—most visibly, in its historic buildings, gardens and settlements.

In 14 Historic Walks of Delhi, Swapna Liddle, acclaimed historian and passionate narrator of the city’s heritage, takes us to iconic monuments and neighbourhoods—World Heritage Sites like Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb and Red Fort; the sprawling Lodi Gardens; the bustling galis of Chandni Chowk and Nizamuddin; the Central Vista of New Delhi; as well as lesser-known areas like the Satpula dam and the Mehrauli and Khirki villages. In crisp and breezy prose, Liddle gives us the historical and architectural significance of these sites, sprinkling her narrative with entertaining anecdotes. Some other highlights of the book are:

Detailed maps accompanying every route, with information about tickets, the nearest bus stop and metro station, parking availability, and advice about appropriate walking gear.

Architectural features described in ways that make appreciation of structural and decorative elements easy for a lay person as well.

Photographs taken specifically to accompany the text.

First published in 2011, this bestseller—extensively revised and updated in 2023—is the finest, most useful guide to one of the world’s great cities for the tourist and the local resident, the flaneur and the serious history enthusiast alike.

 
 

About the Author

Swapna Liddle’s abiding love for the history of Delhi has translated into a PhD as well as several books and articles on the subject. She also seeks to raise awareness about the city’s historic precincts through her work for the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH). She has been leading walks through the city’s historic precincts for twenty-five years. She has written Chandni Chowk: The Mughal City of Old Delhi, Connaught Place and the Making of New Delhi, The Broken Script: Delhi Under the East India Company and the Fall of the Mughal Dynasty (1803-1857) , and has edited and annotated a translation of Sair-ul-Manazil.

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