Invisible City: The Hidden Monuments of Delhi - 2014

Author:

Rakhshanda Jalil

Publisher:

Niyogi Books

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Publisher

Niyogi Books

Publication Year 2008
ISBN-13

9788189738778

ISBN-10 9788189738778
Binding

Hardcover

Number of Pages 342 Pages
Language (English)
Dimensions (Cms) 23.5* 23.5*2.5
Weight (grms) 1646
There is no denying that Delhi is unique. What sets it apart is the multitude of historic ruins that are a part of the city’s landscape. Neophyte New Delhi has been quick to discard most of them on the rubbish heap of history, choosing to validate a bare minimum with a name, an identity and a place of visibility. Where it was possible to make the law look the other way, many of these monuments were razed to the ground to make way for development. Regarded as no more than inconvenient piles of rock, many have been pulled down, built upon, built around. Invisible City: The Hidden Monuments of Delhi explores this other Delhi—the little-known, seldom-visited, largely unheard of Delhi, the Delhi that has been rendered almost invisible.

Rakhshanda Jalil

Rakhshanda Jalil writes on issues of literature, culture and heritage. She has published over 15 books, which includes two edited collections of short stories, Urdu Stories and a selection by Pakistani women called Neither Night Nor Day; two co-authored books with Mushirul Hasan, Partners in Freedom: Jamia Millia Islamia (Niyogi Books, 2006). She was co-editor of Third Frame, a journal devoted to literature, culture and society brought out by the Cambridge University Press. She has published six works of translations; the latest being Naked Voices & Other Stories by Saadat Hasan Manto; Panchlight and Other Stories by Hindi writer Phanishwarnath Renu. She runs an organization called Hindustani Awaz, devoted to the popularization of Hindi-Urdu literature and culture.
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