Your cart is empty empty bag

Free Worldwide Delivery on orders over $50


Shahjahanabad: Mapping a Mughal City

Swapna Liddle (Author) Pramod Kapoor (Author) Sneha Pamneja (Author)

Delhi’s Shahjahanabad was first founded as an empire’s capital at the glorious height of the Mughal dynasty; from this vantage point, it was also witness to the empire’s decline and eventual extinction. The city would transform profoundly in the aftermath of the Revolt of 1857, with many of its neighborhoods and buildings obliterated, and many of its inhabitants, including the Mughal emperor, Bahadur Shah Zafar, having left, never to return. Fortunately, a mapmaker, working in 1846, painstakingly depicted important buildings, streets, and landmarks, providing a wealth of information about the city as it had evolved up to that time. Shahjahanabad reproduces this large scale, beautifully drawn and colored map, and considers the city as it had stood prior to its mid-19th century changes. It also examines the city, neighborhood by neighborhood, and explores its diverse communities and important landmarks. This book is a must-have for anyone interested in cartography and Delhi’s vibrant cultural history.

Read more
192.60 173.34 $ 214.00 $
Free delivery Wolrdwidе in 10-18 days Ships in 1-2 days from New Delhi Membership for 1 Year $35.00
Get it now and save 10%
Members SAVE 10% every day
About the authors

Swapna Liddle

Swapna Liddle works to raise awareness about the architectural and cultural history of Delhi. She is the author of many books, including Connaught Place and the Making of New Delhi, and Chandni Chowk: The Mughal City of New Delhi.

Pramod Kapoor

Pramod Kapoor is the founder and publisher of Roli Books, established in 1978. A management graduate from Benaras Hindu University, Kapoor is a connoisseur of images, and over the course of his illustrious career, he has conceived and produced award-winning books that have proven to be game changers in the world of Indian publishing. Be it the hit Then and Now series, the seminal Made for Maharajas, or even the internationally acclaimed New Delhi: The Making of a Capital. His first book as author, Gandhi: An Illustrated Biography, is the result of years of painstaking research on a subject close to his heart. Kapoor is dedicated towards decoding Gandhi for the modern generation, and continues to work on his forthcoming book, My Experiments with Gandhi.

Write a review
Reviews 5in total

Bibliographic information

Title Shahjahanabad: Mapping a Mughal City
Format Hardcover
Date published: 23.04.2023
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Roli Books
Language: English
isbn 9789392130182
length 104p., 171 Colour Illustrations, Maps; Size: 9.02 in x 9.02 in