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The Delhi that No-one Knows

 
R.V. Smith (Author)
Synopsis R.V. Smith came to Delhi, as a young journalist in the fifties of the last century. His hobby for several years was to travel through the city, collecting stories about and histories of its many monuments, known and unknown. The Delhi that No-one Knows brings together R.V. Smith’s writings, presenting them as an unconventional introduction to the city. The legends myths the folklore surrounding these monuments and how the author chanced upon these delightful tales together give the book its unique qppeal. The writings are grouped into four sections, ‘Sough Delhi’, ;Shahjahanabad’, Lal Qila and ‘Beyond the City Walls’, for those who wish to follow in the author footsteps. Dr Narayani Gupta n her ‘Foreword” explains why this book a valuable addition to the literature on Delhi.
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About the author

R.V. Smith

Ronald vivism Smith is more familiarly known as R.V. Smith. His columns, particularly 'Quaint Place', have delighted readers for several decades. His career as a journalsit spans nearly four decades R.V. Smith is a man of diverse interest. He has written books of poetry, a romantic novel and travelogues. He continues to write for The Statesman, The Hindu and Mid-day on a wide range of subjects. Considered by many as an expert on Delhi, particularly its forgotten monuments, R.v. smith belongs to the rare breed of amateur antiguarians.

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Bibliographic information

Title The Delhi that No-one Knows
Author R.V. Smith
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Chronicle Books
Language: English
isbn 8180280209
length xxvi+152p., Figures; Maps; Index; 19cm.