Author: A Compilation
Publisher: Centre for Cultural Resources and Training
ISBN/UPC (if available): CCRT/CPXLVI
Delhi is one of the great cities of the world, with a tradition, which recedes into the legendary age of the Mahabharata epic. This package contains 22 pictures and a booklet portraying the Sultanate, Mughal and British style of architecture, the patrons and the historical background.
From 1911 AD onwards Delhi has been the capital of India. During the period 12th to 19th century AD the history of Delhi has witnessed the rise and fall of eight cities. They are: Quila Rai Pithora, Siri, Tughlaqabad, Jahapanahbad, Firozabad, Din Panah, Shahjahanabad and New Delhi. Various historical and cultural movements stand testimony to the rulers’ inclination towards art and architecture and craftsmanship of that time.
Delhi, the capital of India, is one of the most ancient and historic cities of this country. Situated on the banks of river Yamuna, the city borders the state of Rajasthan to its West and South West, the Gangetic plains of Uttar Pradesh to the East and the Himalayan range, is not more than 100 Kms. to its North. The name of the city, Delhi, derived from its older names Dili, Dilli, Dhilli traces its history back to the epic war, Mahabharata. During the 12th and 19th centuries the history of Delhi has witnessed the rise and tall of eight cities. Today these eight cities of Delhi are encompassed within the boundaries of the ever expanding capital city.
Quila Rai Pithora