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by Malvika Singh

Author: Malvika Singh
Language: English
Publisher: Lustre Press (October 22, 2009)
Pages: 256 pages
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Rating: 4.1
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Kapoor, Pramod; Malvika Singh; Rudrangshu Mukherjee (2009). ISBN 978-81-7436-574-3.

Malvika Singh and Rudrangshu Mukherjee. Published by Lustre Press/Roli Books, New Delhi, India (2011). ISBN 10: 8174368620 ISBN 13: 9788174368621.

23. My thanks to Basharat Peer for this English translation of Colonel Oberoi’s poem. 24. Urvashi Butalia, The Other Side of Silence (Penguin, 1998), p. 3; I am indebted to this book, too, for the historical summary which follows.

It completely serves the purpose for which it has been written, an authoritative chronicle on making of New Delhi, the single source for knowing how’s and why’s of plans behind the project, as the essay says, Old seat for a new empire, Calcutta to Delhi. The book is a great resource for students of architecture and planning and it is an invaluable piece of heritage for lovers of this city.

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With much of the pristine beauty of Lutyens’ Delhi tarnished, this book shows how easy it is to destroy our heritage.

Roli Books 240 pages Rs 1,975. With much of the pristine beauty of Lutyens’ Delhi tarnished, this book shows how easy it is to destroy our heritage. The best observer of contemporary Delhi finds a worthy companion in historian Rudrangshu Mukherjee.

New delhi was born at two o'clock on 12 december 1911, as king george v proclaimed it to be india's new capital at his grand coronation durbar new delhi: making of a capital pieces together the story of the eighth reincarnation of this historic city breaking new ground, this book showcases century-old telegrams, maps, plans, drawings, letters and scraps of paper; the agreement that the chief architects - edwin lutyens and herbert baker - signed together; the sharp arguments the two had on key architectural issues; and a lot more numerous newspaper reports, articles and editorials about the extravagant city, including vigorous debates in the house of lords have been featured here for the first time exclusive pictures of the earliest stages of levelling the massive raisina hill are followed by the block-by-block construction of what are today the rashtrapati bhavan (initially known as government house), the parliament house (known as council house) and north and south block (or the secretariat buildings) a range of aerial shots capture the growth of the new city from a barren landscape into a bustling metropolis the entire city was built in rs 1307 crore this pathbreaking work is an amalgamation of fragments of history, recreating the era of struggle, disquiet and passion in which this great urban centre was built new delhi: making of a capital about the author malvika singh belongs to one of the families that built the new capital of india and is currently working on an interview-based book on the subject she is a reputed journalist who has worked with many leading national publications she was the editor of the india magazine and is the publisher of seminar, a journal of ideas and alternatives she has authored freeing the spirit: the iconic women of modern india and india in one city - delhi rudrangshu mukherjee is a renowned historian and has a dphil in modern history from the university of oxford