From Ghalibs Dilli to Lutyens New Delhi: A Documentary Record

Hardcover | December 5, 2013

EditorMushirul Hasan, Dinyar Patel

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Coinciding with the centenary year of what is now known as New Delhi, this collection of documents illuminates the infant capital's evolution between the years of 1911 and 1914. It includes letters, reports, and memoranda that describe the initial hurdles encountered - administrative,financial, legal, military, and interest group-based - in establishing a new capital city. By bringing together official government correspondence, this volume captures some of the debates and discussions surrounding imperial Delhi (as the new city was popularly known during its construction),revealing the highly bureaucratic and oftentimes fractious nature of the process. Presenting primary material from the first few years of the capital's existence, this volume will complement the existing literature and demonstrate how several features of the built city - such as its politicalsymbolism and its relationship with the old city - were of concern to government officials right from the project's inception. This book will be of considerable interest to scholars and students of modern Indian history as well as the general reader.

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Coinciding with the centenary year of what is now known as New Delhi, this collection of documents illuminates the infant capital's evolution between the years of 1911 and 1914. It includes letters, reports, and memoranda that describe the initial hurdles encountered - administrative,financial, legal, military, and interest group-based...

Mushirul Hasan is Director General of the National Archives of India in New Delhi. A Padmashree awardee, he is former Vice Chancellor, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. He has held visiting professorships at the universities of Rome, Virginia, Hungary, and at the Maison Des Sciences De L'Homme, Paris, as well as the International Insti...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 11.02 × 8.66 × 0.98 inPublished:December 5, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198084994

ISBN - 13:9780198084990

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgementsList of DocumentsIntroduction1. Transfer of Capital2. Plan of New Capital3. Temporary Works Department4. Site Selections5. Land Acquisitions6. Appeals/Protests/Requests7. Town Planning Committee8. Health and EnvironmentIndex