ISBN 9788189766535,Forgotten Delhi From a Heritage Walker's Dairy

Forgotten Delhi From a Heritage Walker's Dairy

Author:

R S Sethi

Publisher:

Vitasta Publishing

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ISBN 9788189766535
Publisher

Vitasta Publishing

Publication Year 2009
ISBN-13

ISBN 9788189766535

ISBN-10 8189766538
Binding

Hardcover

Number of Pages 156 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Fiction

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 Relic--the first evidence of India's struggle for freedom--that 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.
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