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Indian Travel Guides
From being a tiny, non-descript village of the Malwa region in the ancient times, a strife-torn principality under the tutelage of a Pathan dynasty in the middle ages, to a metropolis with all the paraphernalia of modern living in post-Independence India-Bhopal has seen it all. This book, Bhopal is a dedication to its namesake-the ancient city of Bhopal with its colourful history and equally interesting socio-cultural milieu, representing, at once, a fine blend of antiquity and modernity.
Divided into two broad sections, this book opens with a comprehensive delineation of Bhopals transformation from an inconspicuous village to its modern avatar of a state capital through time. It then moves on to provide the readers a glimpse of the city through the eyes of a traveller who stops to notice all that he experiences around him about a new city-heritage sites, architectural marvels, religious centres, bazars, townships, industry, institutions and, of course, Nature. Discover the heart of Madhya Pradesh, discover Bhopal.
About the Author
Born in 1929 the author, P.K. De, is a noted photographer and an avid traveller. Formerly associated with the Press Information Bureau, Government of India, as the Deputy Director, he was also photo-editor to the international journal published by the Ministry of External Affairs.
For over a long period he has been writing in leading dailies and prestigious journals on travel and tourism and has contributed his photographs in several books by reputed publishers. He also has to his credit the authorship of a book-Indias Legendary East Coast, published by Niyogi Books.
An associate of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain and the International Federation of Photographic Art, he is presently working on his nostalgic memoirs of photographing the top-ranking dignitaries as well as several other memorable events of his many-splendoured career.