This book is a touristic book on Delhi, its history with detailed information also. The visualiser of the book briefly narrate the history of Delhi from the time of Pandavas till the making of New Delhi and also features the historical (75) monuments along with their vital information with beautiful photographs.
The capital city of Delhi has a long history, and has been an important political centre of India. Its earliest appearance is in the second millennium BCE, as magnificent and opulent Indraprastha, the capital of the Pandavas whose story was narrated in the Mahabharata. Delhi was ruled by several dynasties, many centuries later, the Tomars and Chauhans had a Fort here, Qila Rai Pithora. Then followed seven cities – Lalkot, Siri, Tughlaqabad, Jahanpanah, Firozabad, Dinpanah and Shahjahanabad (Walled City). From 1912 was built the eighth city, the capital of British India and then of Independent India, New Delhi, designed by the British architect Edwin Landseer Lutyens who was responsible for much of the architectural design and building New Delhi. This unique and creative representation of Delhi gives us a detailed view of Shahjahanabad at the time of 1857 Uprising. It also takes us back and forward in a fascinating journey through two millennia.