Delhi: Its Monuments and History

Paperback | October 1, 2008

bySpear, PercivalEditorNarayani Gupta, Laura Sykes

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First published in 1943, Percival Spear's Delhi: Its Monuments and History has long been recognized as one of the best guides to Delhi. Written in an engaging and wonderfully informal manner, Spear's guide, bringing alive the Delhi of the sultans and their ruined buildings, of tongas and lazypicnics, is a classic in its own right. Narayani Gupta and Laura Sykes revisited the places described by Spear and updated the original book, which was issued with annotations in 1994. The third edition includes a foreword by Narayani Gupta describing the changes that the city has undergone since.The book, apart from acting as an up-to-date field guide for those interested in exploring and rediscovering the city, will appeal to students and teachers of history and cultural studies.

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First published in 1943, Percival Spear's Delhi: Its Monuments and History has long been recognized as one of the best guides to Delhi. Written in an engaging and wonderfully informal manner, Spear's guide, bringing alive the Delhi of the sultans and their ruined buildings, of tongas and lazypicnics, is a classic in its own right. Nara...

Percival Spear (1901-1982) taught history at St Stephen's College, University of Delhi. He was the author of several major works on India including the Penguin History of India, Volume II. Narayani Gupta is Professor at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. Laura Sykes has spent several years in Delhi and knows the city well. She is als...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:204 pages, 9.65 × 6.5 × 0.07 inPublished:October 1, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195699319

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Fourteen Years AfterForeword to the Third Edition by Narayani GuptaForeword by Narayani GuptaAcknowledgementsHow to Read this BookForeword to the Second Edition by T.G.P. SpearPART I: THE CITYThe Fort, The Mosques of Delhi, The City, The Civil LinesPART II: AROUND THE CITYFiroz Shah Kotla, Purana Qila, Humayuns Tomb, Nizamuddin, The Lodi Tombs, The Moth-ki-Masjid, Safdarjangs TombPART III: THE QUTB DISTRICTThe Great Mosque, The Qutb Minar, The Lal Kot (Mehrauli), Siri, Bijay Mandal, Hauz Khas, Tughlaqabad, Suraj KundPART IV: NEW DELHIThe Jantar Mantar, New DelhiPART V: ARCHITECTURE OF DELHIThe Architecture of DelhiAfterword - Fifty Years On - by Laura SykesGlossaryChronologyBibliographical NoteBibliographyIndex