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Delhi :Red Fort To Raisina

J P Losty, Salman Khurshid, Ratish Nanda and Malvika Singh

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Delhi: Red Fort to Raisina traces the journey of Shahjahan?s new capital of the Mughal Empire; Shahjahanabad built on the banks of river Yamuna in 1638 to New Delhi the new capital of British-ruled India in 1911. From Red Fort to Jama Masjid and from Jahanara Bagh to Hayat Bakhsh Bagh, every palace, mosque, bazaar, and bagh in the Mughal ...city was planned to perfection. The new city too, designed in the early twentieth century, was a blend of Mughal architecture and modern aesthetics. This book celebrates the centenary with four essays on different aspects of Delhi?s history by JP Losty, Salman Khurshid, Ratish Nanda, and Malvika Singh. A lively portrait of the city and its culture and people, the book documents the transition of the old-world charm of Shahjahanabad to a modern city with a new seat of power built on the Raisina Hill.

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Authors

  • J.P. Losty was for many years curator of Indian visual materials in the British Library in London. He has published extensively on Indian paintings and manuscripts. His latest books include Indian Paintings of the British Period in the Jagdish and Kamla Museum of Art, Hyderabad, 2016, and A Mystical Realm of Love: Pahari Paintings from the Eva and Konrad Seitz Collection, London, 2017.

  • Ratish Nanda, Conservation Architect, is the Projects Director for the Aga Khan Trust for Culture in India for whom he was earlier responsible for the Humayun's Tomb Garden Conservation and Baghe Babur Restoration, Kabul, Afghanistan. For INTACH, he prepared the inventory of historic buildings for Delhi, published in two volumes as Delhi, the Built Heritage.

  • Daughter of the late Romesh Thapar, Malvika Singh is the publisher of Seminar, a prestigious monthly magazine of ideas, founded in 1959. She has authored several books: Bhutan: Through the lens of the King New Delhi: Making of a Capital Delhi: India in One City and Snowdon's India. She has edited Delhi: The First City Chennai: A City of Change Hyderabad: A City of Hope Kolkata: A Soul City Lucknow: A City Between Cultures Mumbai: A City of Dreams and Freeing the Spirit: Iconic Women of India. She has also worked extensively in theatre and film and was decorated as a Dame in the civil merit honours list of the King of Spain in 2009.

ISBN
9788174368614
Binding
Hardback
Page Extent
248
Weight (kg)
2.02
Height (in)
11.82
Width (in)
10.36
Subject
History, Travel
Published Date
03/12/11
Publisher
Roli Books

Authors

  • J.P. Losty was for many years curator of Indian visual materials in the British Library in London. He has published extensively on Indian paintings and manuscripts. His latest books include Indian Paintings of the British Period in the Jagdish and Kamla Museum of Art, Hyderabad, 2016, and A Mystical Realm of Love: Pahari Paintings from the Eva and Konrad Seitz Collection, London, 2017.

  • Ratish Nanda, Conservation Architect, is the Projects Director for the Aga Khan Trust for Culture in India for whom he was earlier responsible for the Humayun's Tomb Garden Conservation and Baghe Babur Restoration, Kabul, Afghanistan. For INTACH, he prepared the inventory of historic buildings for Delhi, published in two volumes as Delhi, the Built Heritage.

  • Daughter of the late Romesh Thapar, Malvika Singh is the publisher of Seminar, a prestigious monthly magazine of ideas, founded in 1959. She has authored several books: Bhutan: Through the lens of the King New Delhi: Making of a Capital Delhi: India in One City and Snowdon's India. She has edited Delhi: The First City Chennai: A City of Change Hyderabad: A City of Hope Kolkata: A Soul City Lucknow: A City Between Cultures Mumbai: A City of Dreams and Freeing the Spirit: Iconic Women of India. She has also worked extensively in theatre and film and was decorated as a Dame in the civil merit honours list of the King of Spain in 2009.

ISBN
9788174368614
Binding
Hardback
Page Extent
248
Weight (kg)
2.02
Height (in)
11.82
Width (in)
10.36
Subject
History, Travel
Published Date
03/12/11
Publisher
Roli Books
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Authors

  • J.P. Losty was for many years curator of Indian visual materials in the British Library in London. He has published extensively on Indian paintings and manuscripts. His latest books include Indian Paintings of the British Period in the Jagdish and Kamla Museum of Art, Hyderabad, 2016, and A Mystical Realm of Love: Pahari Paintings from the Eva and Konrad Seitz Collection, London, 2017.

  • Ratish Nanda, Conservation Architect, is the Projects Director for the Aga Khan Trust for Culture in India for whom he was earlier responsible for the Humayun's Tomb Garden Conservation and Baghe Babur Restoration, Kabul, Afghanistan. For INTACH, he prepared the inventory of historic buildings for Delhi, published in two volumes as Delhi, the Built Heritage.

  • Daughter of the late Romesh Thapar, Malvika Singh is the publisher of Seminar, a prestigious monthly magazine of ideas, founded in 1959. She has authored several books: Bhutan: Through the lens of the King New Delhi: Making of a Capital Delhi: India in One City and Snowdon's India. She has edited Delhi: The First City Chennai: A City of Change Hyderabad: A City of Hope Kolkata: A Soul City Lucknow: A City Between Cultures Mumbai: A City of Dreams and Freeing the Spirit: Iconic Women of India. She has also worked extensively in theatre and film and was decorated as a Dame in the civil merit honours list of the King of Spain in 2009.

ISBN
9788174368614
Binding
Hardback
Page Extent
248
Weight (kg)
2.02
Height (in)
11.82
Width (in)
10.36
Subject
History, Travel
Published Date
03/12/11
Publisher
Roli Books

Authors

  • J.P. Losty was for many years curator of Indian visual materials in the British Library in London. He has published extensively on Indian paintings and manuscripts. His latest books include Indian Paintings of the British Period in the Jagdish and Kamla Museum of Art, Hyderabad, 2016, and A Mystical Realm of Love: Pahari Paintings from the Eva and Konrad Seitz Collection, London, 2017.

  • Ratish Nanda, Conservation Architect, is the Projects Director for the Aga Khan Trust for Culture in India for whom he was earlier responsible for the Humayun's Tomb Garden Conservation and Baghe Babur Restoration, Kabul, Afghanistan. For INTACH, he prepared the inventory of historic buildings for Delhi, published in two volumes as Delhi, the Built Heritage.

  • Daughter of the late Romesh Thapar, Malvika Singh is the publisher of Seminar, a prestigious monthly magazine of ideas, founded in 1959. She has authored several books: Bhutan: Through the lens of the King New Delhi: Making of a Capital Delhi: India in One City and Snowdon's India. She has edited Delhi: The First City Chennai: A City of Change Hyderabad: A City of Hope Kolkata: A Soul City Lucknow: A City Between Cultures Mumbai: A City of Dreams and Freeing the Spirit: Iconic Women of India. She has also worked extensively in theatre and film and was decorated as a Dame in the civil merit honours list of the King of Spain in 2009.

ISBN
9788174368614
Binding
Hardback
Page Extent
248
Weight (kg)
2.02
Height (in)
11.82
Width (in)
10.36
Subject
History, Travel
Published Date
03/12/11
Publisher
Roli Books