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Shahjahanabad / Old Delhi: Tradition and Colonial Change

 
Thomas Krafft (Editor) Eckart Ehlers (Editor)
Synopsis Shahagabavad / Old Delhi brings together contributions from a group of International scholars from different disciplines focusing on the historical and social development of Shah Jahan’s ingenious Imperial City. A common thread shared by all contributions is the use all authors make of an outstanding historical document – a manuscript map – held in the India Office & Records in London. A handsomely redrawn version of this unique map is included in the volume. It offers a wealth off topographical, social and institutional data for understanding structure and significance of Delhi’s Walled City as the Indo-Muslim capital at the peak of Moghul rule in India. The book also covers the fate of this magnificent city under British rule and during the first three decades of independency.
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About the authors

Thomas Krafft

Thomas Krafft is Scientific Secretary of the German National Committee on global Change Research and head of an interdisciplinary research unit at the University of Bonn. His research work includes studies on historical and modern development of Delhi and on health implications of environmental degradation in South Asia and Europe.

Eckart Ehlers

Eckart Ehlers is Professor of Geography at the University of Bonn and member of the Scientific Committee of the International Human Dimension Programme on Global Environment Change (1992-2002, Chair: 1996-99). His research work comprises inter alia comprehensive studies on unbanisation and urban development in the Middle East and South Asia, on rural development and human ecology.

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Bibliographic information

Title Shahjahanabad / Old Delhi: Tradition and Colonial Change
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition 2nd ed.
Language: English
isbn 8173044643
length 134p., Figures; Maps; 26cm.
Subjects History