The Present in Delhi’s Past


Author: Sunil Kumar

9788188789443 | PB | pp. 156 | 2011 | Three Essays

The book contains a history of how, ever so gradually, the present has erased and rewritten the past of New Delhi.

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This is the much awaited, revised and enlarged, edition of a book acclaimed for its innovative approach as well as evocative prose. The essays in this volume are about old monuments and villages in New Delhi. The author investigates both, the medieval history of these sites and changes that have occurred in these areas in more recent times. Relying upon Persian documentation and field-work, the author narrates the histories of these sites over the last millennium.


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About the Author

Dr Sunil Kumar is professor of medieval history in the Department of History, Delhi University and taught previously at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London University. His publications include The Emergence of the Delhi Sultanate, and Demolishing Myths or Mosques and Temples? He has also participated in the current revision of the NCERT history textbooks and is the managing editor of the Indian Economic and Social History Review. Sunil resides in Saket near the sites discussed in this book.


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