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Why is the heart of Delhi named after an obscure British scion?

How is South Delhi’s Saket related to Lord Rama’s birthplace Ayodhya?

Shaheen Bagh is the seat of Muslim resistance. But what does Shaheen mean to the Indian Muslim?

To tell us the story of Delhi, journalist Adrija Roychowdhury takes a deep dive into the legends behind the names of its many streets. Delhi, in Thy Name is a compelling account of the many emotions, aspirations, desires, identities, histories and memories that went behind the naming of places in the national capital of India. From the crevices of Chandni Chowk to the arcades of Connaught Place and the quarters of CR Park, the book delves into the little secrets that went behind naming Delhi, as recounted by the people of the city.

Exhaustively researched and passionately told, the book is an attempt to decode what the act of naming and renaming means both to those in power and to those being governed. The book provides a key to Delhi, opening its doors to the readers in the very way that the city likes to think of itself—as alluring, energetic, infuriating, lyrical, nostalgic, frustrating, unforgettable, magical.

 

About the Author

Adrija Roychowdhury is a journalist by profession and a historian by passion. She was born in Kolkata in 1990 and completed her graduation from Lady Shri Ram College in Delhi. After completing her masters from Delhi University and New York University, she has been writing for leading national dailies in India like The Indian Express and Hindustan Times. In her writing, she weaves contemporary socio-political events with deep historical narratives, archival research and voices of people. Delhi, in Thy Name is her first book.
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DELHI, IN THY NAME: THE MANY LEGENDS THAT MAKE A CITY

DELHI, IN THY NAME: THE MANY LEGENDS THAT MAKE A CITY

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  • ISBN: 9789355200396
  • Author: Adrija Roychowdhury
  • Publisher: Rupa Publications India
  • Pages: 248
  • Format: Paperback

Book Description

Why is the heart of Delhi named after an obscure British scion?

How is South Delhi’s Saket related to Lord Rama’s birthplace Ayodhya?

Shaheen Bagh is the seat of Muslim resistance. But what does Shaheen mean to the Indian Muslim?

To tell us the story of Delhi, journalist Adrija Roychowdhury takes a deep dive into the legends behind the names of its many streets. Delhi, in Thy Name is a compelling account of the many emotions, aspirations, desires, identities, histories and memories that went behind the naming of places in the national capital of India. From the crevices of Chandni Chowk to the arcades of Connaught Place and the quarters of CR Park, the book delves into the little secrets that went behind naming Delhi, as recounted by the people of the city.

Exhaustively researched and passionately told, the book is an attempt to decode what the act of naming and renaming means both to those in power and to those being governed. The book provides a key to Delhi, opening its doors to the readers in the very way that the city likes to think of itself—as alluring, energetic, infuriating, lyrical, nostalgic, frustrating, unforgettable, magical.

 

About the Author

Adrija Roychowdhury is a journalist by profession and a historian by passion. She was born in Kolkata in 1990 and completed her graduation from Lady Shri Ram College in Delhi. After completing her masters from Delhi University and New York University, she has been writing for leading national dailies in India like The Indian Express and Hindustan Times. In her writing, she weaves contemporary socio-political events with deep historical narratives, archival research and voices of people. Delhi, in Thy Name is her first book.

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