ISBN 9789350020722,Smoke Without Fire; Portraits of Pre-Partition Delhi

Smoke Without Fire; Portraits of Pre-Partition Delhi


Aakar Books

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Aakar Books

Publication Year 2011

ISBN 9789350020722

ISBN-10 9350020726

Hard Back

Number of Pages 306 Pages
Language (English)


The book could have been appropriately subtitled as 'Life in Pre-Partition Delhi (Dilli) Laid Bare'. It is, the first, and easily the last one of its kind by one of the vanishing breed of vintage Dilliwalas, born, bred and educated over there, before emigrating to Pakistan. Old Dilli of the author's childhood, breathed the very air of the life and times of Ghadar - the (Revolt or the Mutiny) of 1857. Until the early 30s there was hardly any electricity, running water, pucca paved streets and public transport except for tongas and dolies for women traveling from one mohallah, one house, one street to another.