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Title:
The millennium book on New Delhi
Author:
Singh, Balmiki Prasad, 1941-
Physical Description:
257 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 33 cm
Summary:
"When the foundation stone for New Delhi was laid in 1911, it was planned as a seat of colonial power. In the last fifty years, however, it has transformed into the dynamic cosmopolitan capital of an independent and democratic republic. This book covers all those aspects of Delhi that make it a veritable microcosm of India against the unique backdrop of a history dating back to more than a thousand years."--BOOK JACKET.
Language:
English
Contents:
A historical sketch / Khushwant Singh -- The epochal transition from a colonial to a Republican capital / Ravinder Kumar -- The creation of a planned city / Sunita Kohli -- The flora and fauna of Delhi / Ranjit Lal -- The happening city / Madhu Jain -- Delhi's living heritage / Premlata Puri -- The travails of a metropolis / Mark Tully -- The economic and institutional profile of a city-state / Bibek Debroy.
ISBN:
9780195654455
Format :
Book