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Delhi's Historic Villages

Charles Lewis (Author) Karoki Lewis (Photography)

Delhis landscape forms a dense pattern of the old and the new a maze of streets and dwellings where historic ruins rub shoulders with modern day complexes and where the expanding city encroaches relentlessly on village settlements that date back centuries. Delhis Historic Villages brilliantly captures this uneasy embrace of tradition and modernity. Eight villages have been singled out for the historical interest of medieval monuments in their midstfrom the ruins of Siri adjoining Shahpur Jat to the cluster of shrines in Mehrauli.

What emerges is a fascinating tapestry of word and image that illustrates the realities of everyday life in these urbanized villagesof communities living in a state of flux forced to cope with the transition from a rural to an urban way of life. Karoki Lewiss stunning photographs reveal the effects of modernization on the majestic ruins and their immediate environment.

The supporting text by Charles Lewis provides an absorbing account of the history and present situation of these communities based on interviews with the villagers and extensive archival research.

Celebrating the unique character of each village this lavishly produced new edition will resonate not only with discerning visitors to the city but with Delhi's own residents as well.

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About the author

Charles Lewis

Born in Nairobi in 1967, KAROKI LEWIS was schooled in India and England, before graduating with a first-class degree in economics from the University of Birmingham, In 1997-98 he took a postgraduate diploma in photojournalism form the London College of Printing. Based in London, he currently spends six month of the year in India, which has been the subject for a number of photographic books by him. His work, a mixture of reportage and travel photography, has also appeared in newspapers and magazines internationally. He is represented by Axiom Photo Agency in London, Laif in Germany and Aurora in the US.

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Bibliographic information

Title Delhi's Historic Villages
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.2012
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9780670084562
length xiii+170p., Illustrations; Chiefly Colour; Map; 23 x 29cm.