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Summary: What is today the overcrowded, neglected city of Old Delhi was once the magnificent capital of the Mughal Empire. At its heart was the spectacular Qila-e-M

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  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 9353573483
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Number of Pages: 420
  • Language: English
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Description: What is today the overcrowded, neglected city of Old Delhi was once the magnificent capital of the Mughal Empire. At its heart was the spectacular Qila-e-Mubarak, now known as the Red Fort. Commissioned by Emperor Shah Jahan in 1639, the beautiful city of Shahjahanabad was built around the spectacular Qila-e-Mubarak (Red Fort), on the banks of the Yamuna. Almost a decade later, in 1648, Shah Jahan entered through the river gate and celebrated the completion of this 'paradise on earth' filled with gardens, palaces, water bodies, mosques and temples. About two hundred years later, the last Mughal emperor, Bahadur Shah Zafar, left the fort by the same gate after the failed Mutiny against the British in 1857. Subsequently, both the fort and the city fared badly, as they faced the wrath of the British.The final instalment in Rana Safvi's informative, illustrated series of books on Delhi, Shahjahanabad: The Living City of Old Delhi describes the magnificence of the fort and the city through its buildings that are a living monument to the grandeur and strife of the past.


Pdf ebook: Art and Architectural Traditions of India and Iran

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Summary: This book presents a comprehensive overview of the historical and cultural linkages between India and Iran in terms of art and architectural traditions and

  • Author : Nasir Raza Khan
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1000477576
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 244
  • Language: English
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Description: This book presents a comprehensive overview of the historical and cultural linkages between India and Iran in terms of art and architectural traditions and their commonality and diversity. It addresses themes such as early connections between Iran, India and Central Asia; study of the Qutb Complex in Delhi; the great immigration of Turks from Asia to Anatolia; the collaboration of Indian and Persian painters; design, ornamentation techniques and regional dynamics; women and public spaces in Shahjahanabad and Isfahan; the noble-architects of emperor Shah Jahan's reign; development of Kashmir’s Islamic religious architecture in the medieval period; role of Nur Jahan and her Persian roots in the evolution of the Mughal Garden; synthesis of Indo-Iranian architecture; and confluence of Indo-Persian food culture to showcase the richness of art, architecture, and sociocultural and political exchanges between the two countries. Bringing together a wide array of perspectives, it delves into the roots of connection between India and Iran over centuries to understand its influence and impact on the artistic and cultural genealogy and the shared past of two of the oldest civilizations and regional powers of the world. With its archival sources, this book will be useful to scholars and researchers of medieval history, Indian history, international relations, Central Asian history, Islamic studies, Iranian history, art and architecture, heritage studies, cultural studies, regional studies, and South Asian studies as well as those interested in the study of sociocultural and religious exchanges.


Pdf ebook: Cities' Identity Through Architecture and Arts

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Summary: This book covers a broad range of topics relating to architecture and urban design, such as the conservation of cities’ culture and identity through desi

  • Author : Yasser Mahgoub,Nicola Cavalagli,Antonella Versaci,Hocine Bougdah,Marta Serra-Permanyer
  • Publisher: Springer Nature
  • ISBN: 3030148696
  • Genre: Science
  • Number of Pages: 238
  • Language: English
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Description: This book covers a broad range of topics relating to architecture and urban design, such as the conservation of cities’ culture and identity through design and planning processes, various ideologies and approaches to achieving more sustainable cities while retaining their identities, and strategies to help cities advertise themselves on the global market. Every city has its own unique identity, which is revealed through its physical and visual form. It is seen through the eyes of its inhabitants and visitors, and is where their collective memories are shaped. In turn, these factors affect tourism, education, culture & economic prosperity, in addition to other aspects, making a city’s identity one of its main assets. Cities’ identities are constructed and developed over time and are constantly evolving physically, culturally and sociologically. This book explains how architecture and the arts can embody the historical, cultural and economic characteristics of the city. It also demonstrates how cities’ memories play a vital role in preserving their physical and nonphysical heritage. Furthermore, it examines the transformation of cities and urban cultures, and investigates the various new approaches developed in contemporary arts and architecture. Given its scope, the book is a valuable resource for a variety of readers, including students, educators, researchers and practitioners in the fields of city planning, urban design, architecture and the arts.


Pdf ebook: The Language of the Taj Mahal

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Summary: The Taj Mahal, built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan (1592-1666 CE) as a mausoleum for his wife Mumtaz Mahal (1593-1631 CE), is considered exceptional in

  • Author : Michael D. Calabria
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 0755637860
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 288
  • Language: English
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Description: The Taj Mahal, built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan (1592-1666 CE) as a mausoleum for his wife Mumtaz Mahal (1593-1631 CE), is considered exceptional in the history of world architecture.This book provides a deeper understanding of the Taj Mahal and its builder by examining its inscriptions within their architectural, historical and biographical contexts. The texts adorning the Taj Mahal comprise verses from twenty-two different chapters of the Qur'an but their meaning and significance escapes most non-Muslim visitors or those unable to read them. This book will be the first dedicated solely to the inscriptions in the monument, providing translations, commentary and interpretation of the texts. As well as offering a unique approach to the study of the building, the book uses the inscriptions to expound the foundational elements of Islam, the faith of Shah Jahan and also what the Taj Mahal still means today.


Pdf ebook: Contested Homelands

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Summary: This book argues that the changing character of Muslim community and their living space in Delhi is a product of historical processes. The discourse of hom

  • Author : Nazima Parveen
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 9389812224
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 336
  • Language: English
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Description: This book argues that the changing character of Muslim community and their living space in Delhi is a product of historical processes. The discourse of homeland and the realities of Partition established the notion of 'Muslim-dominated areas' as 'exclusionary' and 'contested' zones. These localities turned out to be those pockets where the dominant ideas of nation had to be engineered, materialized and practiced. The book makes an attempt to revisit these complexities by investigating community-space relationship in colonial and postcolonial Delhi. It raises two fundamental questions: · How did community and space relation come to be defined on religious lines? · In what ways were 'Muslim-dominated' areas perceived as contested zones? Invoking the ideas of homeland as a useful vantage point to enter into the wider discourse around the conceptualization of space, the book suggests that the relation between Muslim communities and their living spaces has evolved out of a long process of politicization and communalization of space in Delhi.


Pdf ebook: Triumphs and Tragedies of Ninth Delhi

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Summary: In this insightful book, Jagmohan recounts the moments of triumphs and tragedies which he came across during his long and eventful date with Delhi’s deve

  • Author : Jagmohan
  • Publisher: Allied Publishers
  • ISBN: 8184249810
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Number of Pages: 344
  • Language: English
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Description: In this insightful book, Jagmohan recounts the moments of triumphs and tragedies which he came across during his long and eventful date with Delhi’s development, from Jawaharlal Nehru’s time till date. His narration and analysis of these moments, in the context of larger forces that have remained embedded in the post-1947 India, bring under sharp focus a number of fundamental questions that need in-depth consideration of national leadership of all hue and colour: • Why did Nehru, despite his grand vision of a beautiful and balanced growth of Delhi, extend only a weak implementational hand, when it came to actualizing that vision on the ground? • How was it that, while most of her senior party leaders of Delhi lambasted the author and his colleagues for launching a drive to implement some of the clearance-redevelopment projects, Ms. Indira Gandhi experienced a sense of ‘thrill and pride’, when the results of that drive surfaced on the ground and enhanced the image of the Republic and its Capital, especially in early 1980s, the years of hosting ASIAD, NAM, CHOGAM? • Why were the few remnants of Gandhian Truth, which were seen in Prime Minister Morarji Desai’s stand regarding Master Plan schemes, butchered by his Home Ministry bureaucratic caucus and the Shah Commission? • How was it that when, in accordance with pre-Emergency decision of the Central Government and unanimous resolution of the Delhi Municipal Corporation, the government owned slums of Turkman Gate were cleared, it was given a communal colour and subjected to the most diabolical campaign of calumny known to contemporary Indian history? • What led Prime-Minister A.B. Vajpayee, a nobility-oriented statesman, to act against his own beliefs and change author’s portfolio of Urban Development? • Why did Mrs. Sonia Gandhi-Shiela Dikshit regime think that its principal plank for winning Delhi State Assembly Elections and Lok Sabha Elections should be a large reward to those who had ravaged, with impunity, the landscape of Delhi in form of thousands of unauthorized colonies? And why could not rival political parties think of any plan other than competitive negativity? • How is it that “We – the People” hardly ask ourselves: In what type of Delhi do we want to live, and what type of legacy do we wish to bequeath to posterity and to our children and grand children? Do we want our city to become junk-yard of unauthorized constructions, mirroring civic and moral chaos? • Was inaction on the part of the Election Commission to check the existence of an unhealthy clientistic relationship between the land-grabber/illegal builder/voters and those seeking their votes justifiable? The author has many other posers which extend to the infected ethos of Indian State, Society and Civilization. Nor does the author limit himself to questions and posers. He points to the way out, outlining a broad strategy of action.


Pdf ebook: Megacities

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Summary: For the first time in human history, more than half the world’s population is urban. A fundamental aspect of this transformation has been the emergence o

  • Author : Andre Sorensen,Junichiro Okata
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 4431992677
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Number of Pages: 418
  • Language: English
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Description: For the first time in human history, more than half the world’s population is urban. A fundamental aspect of this transformation has been the emergence of giant cities, or megacities, that present major new challenges. This book examines how issues of megacity development, urban form, sustainability, and unsustainability are conceived, how governance processes are influenced by these ideas, and how these processes have in turn influenced outcomes on the ground, in some cases in transformative ways. Through 15 in-depth case studies by prominent researchers from around the world, this book examines the major challenges facing megacities today. The studies are organized around a shared set of concerns and questions about issues of sustainability, land development, urban governance, and urban form. Some of the main questions addressed are: What are the most pressing issues of sustainability and urban form in each megacity? How are major issues of sustainability understood and framed by policymakers? Is urban form considered a significant component of sustainability issues in public debates and public policy? Who are the key actors framing urban sustainability challenges and shaping urban change? How is unsustainability, risk, or disaster imagined, and how are those concerns reflected in policy approaches? What has been achieved so far, and what challenges remain? The publication of this book is a step toward answering these and other crucial questions.


Pdf ebook: A Short History of the Mughal Empire

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Summary: The Mughal Empire dominated India politically, culturally, socially, economically and environmentally, from its foundation by Babur, a Central Asian advent

  • Author : Michael Fisher
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 0857729764
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 288
  • Language: English
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Description: The Mughal Empire dominated India politically, culturally, socially, economically and environmentally, from its foundation by Babur, a Central Asian adventurer, in 1526 to the final trial and exile of the last emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar at the hands of the British in 1858. Throughout the empire's three centuries of rise, preeminence and decline, it remained a dynamic and complex entity within and against which diverse peoples and interests conflicted. The empire's significance continues to be controversial among scholars and politicians with fresh and exciting new insights, theories and interpretations being put forward in recent years. This book engages students and general readers with a clear, lively and informed narrative of the core political events, the struggles and interactions of key individuals, groups and cultures, and of the contending historiographical arguments surrounding the Mughal Empire.


Pdf ebook: Conservation of Architectural Heritage

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Summary: History is one of the main aspects that shapes a country’s culture and leaves its traces on the built environment in the form of an architectural heritag

  • Author : Dean Hawkes,Hocine Bougdah,Federica Rosso,Nicola Cavalagli,Mahmoud Yousef M. Ghoneem,Chaham Alalouch,Nabil Mohareb
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3030108716
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 312
  • Language: English
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Description: History is one of the main aspects that shapes a country’s culture and leaves its traces on the built environment in the form of an architectural heritage. Such a heritage records the existence of humans, their past endeavours and in doing so preserves their cultures and traditions for future generations and contributes to the formation of their identities by acting as an inspiration for their architectural achievements. From this perspective, conservation of architectural heritage becomes important to both current and future architectural endeavours. This book discusses several topics of great importance and relevance to the conservation of worldwide architectural heritage. From historic cities and cultural landscapes to some of the largest archaeological sites in the world, conserving such a legacy is a challenging task that requires commitment, effort and international cooperation that this book proves possible. The book has an abundance of information that undoubtedly covers major areas in the field of architecture heritage. It discusses the challenges faced in the field and demonstrates the importance of such an undertaking to individuals, communities, and cities’ identity all over the world. It also highlights the role of individuals and organizations in the precise and complex process of conserving architectural heritage.


Pdf ebook: Xam idea Complete Course Social Science Class 8

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Summary: The educational process has undergone a sea of change in the last few years and has become more demanding than ever before. For more than two decades, Xam

  • Author : VK Global Publications Pvt Ltd
  • Publisher: VK Global Publications
  • ISBN: 9350585618
  • Genre: Study Aids
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  • Language: English
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Description: The educational process has undergone a sea of change in the last few years and has become more demanding than ever before. For more than two decades, Xam idea has helped thousands of students prepare for exams by providing hand-picked questions and solutions strictly in accordance with the CBSE syllabus.


Pdf ebook: Castles Legends. 7 Cities of Delhi

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Summary: There are many versions of the different cities of Delhi. Some say there were 7 cities, some say 9, some historians also claim that there were 12 or 14 dif

  • Author : Sammik C Basuu
  • Publisher: e-bookowo
  • ISBN: 8395789343
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
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  • Language: English
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Description: There are many versions of the different cities of Delhi. Some say there were 7 cities, some say 9, some historians also claim that there were 12 or 14 different cities in total, starting from the mythological times to this day. For our convenience, we have selected the most famous version of the seven cities of Delhi and merged the overlapping locations of different cities in one single chapter, like that of the legendary, pre-historic city of Indraprastha and the Purana Qila in the medieval city of Dinpanah, which share the same location and therefore have been clubbed together. This book will drive you through legends of all of them. This e-book was created as part of the Castles.today project that seeks to promote history and tourism by presenting high-quality content related to castles and forts scattered around the globe. We offer you a brief escape from the daily routine, allowing you to travel back in time to the era of princesses and knights strolling through chambers and castle walls.


Pdf ebook: Negotiating Cultures

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Summary: Focusing on one of the largest megacities in the world—Delhi—this volume is a rare peek into the ineluctable process of hybridization between Indian an

  • Author : Pilar Maria Guerrieri
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199091730
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Number of Pages: 320
  • Language: English
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Description: Focusing on one of the largest megacities in the world—Delhi—this volume is a rare peek into the ineluctable process of hybridization between Indian and ‘other’ cultures within its local architecture and urban planning. The book explores a segment of the history of Delhi from 1912 through 1962, when the contemporary megacity was born, making a comparison between pre- and post-Independence, which is relatively neglected in academia. The author traces architectural and urban elements of the city of Delhi to understand how foreign developmental models were indigenized, the resistance encountered in the process, and finally their adaptation to local architectural contexts. Highlighting the complexities of ‘multiple Delhis’ with different or simultaneous cultural influences as well as with the various ways those influences have been interpreted or contextualized, the author offers a fresh insight into what is happening in Delhi’s globalized built environment nowadays. The book aims to unearth the social relations emerging from the constant flux in style of architecture and its related elements in an urbanized area.


Pdf ebook: Cities in South Asia

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Summary: Globalisation has long historical roots in South Asia, but economic liberalisation has led to uniquely rapid urban growth in South Asia during the past dec

  • Author : Crispin Bates,Minoru Mio
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317565134
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 348
  • Language: English
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Description: Globalisation has long historical roots in South Asia, but economic liberalisation has led to uniquely rapid urban growth in South Asia during the past decade. This book brings together a multidisciplinary collection of chapters on contemporary and historical themes explaining this recent explosive growth and transformations on-going in the cities of this region. The essays in this volume attempt to shed light on the historical roots of these cities and the traditions that are increasingly placed under strain by modernity, as well as exploring the lived experience of a new generation of city dwellers and their indelible impact on those who live at the city’s margins. The book discusses that previously, cities such as Mumbai grew by accumulating a vast hinterland of slum-dwellers who depressed wages and supplied cheap labour to the city’s industrial economy. However, it goes on to show that the new growth of cities such as Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Madras in south India, or Delhi and Calcutta in the north of India, is more capital-intensive, export-driven, and oriented towards the information technology and service sectors. The book explains that these cities have attracted a new elite of young, educated workers, with money to spend and an outlook on life that is often a complex mix of modern ideas and conservative tradition. It goes on to cover topics such as the politics of town planning, consumer culture, and the struggles among multiple identities in the city. By tracing the genealogies of cities, it gives a useful insight into the historical conditioning that determines how cities negotiate new changes and influences. There will soon be more mega cities in South Asia than anywhere else in the world, and this book provides an in-depth analysis of this growth. It will be of interest to students and scholars of South Asian History, Politics and Anthropology, as well as those working in the fields of urbanisation and globalisation.


Pdf ebook: Cities and Power

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Summary: What do cities tell us about power? How does power shape cities? These are the main questions answered by a multidisciplinary set of eminent urban scholar

  • Author : Göran Therborn
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317301579
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 128
  • Language: English
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Description: What do cities tell us about power? How does power shape cities? These are the main questions answered by a multidisciplinary set of eminent urban scholar in crisp articles on capital cities from around the world, from Buenos Aires to Tokyo, from Jakarta to Moscow. Focus is on contemporary cities and their manifestations and representations of power, though often with a historical grounding, and the collection also includes an example of archaeological urban analysis, from northern Mesopotamia. Through its variety of approaches by leading scholars of the field, and its variety of cities with their different histories and their diverse national contexts and political organization the book gives a uniquely insightful and easily accessible world overview of cities of power. This book was published as a special issue of the International Journal of Urban Sciences.


Pdf ebook: A Measure of Community

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Summary: Where does sustainable public open space figure in the evolution of a city? This book presents empirical data through the case of Hyderabad (1591-1998) to

  • Author : Sridevi Rao, Ph.D
  • Publisher: Notion Press
  • ISBN: 1945497882
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Number of Pages: 152
  • Language: English
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Description: Where does sustainable public open space figure in the evolution of a city? This book presents empirical data through the case of Hyderabad (1591-1998) to answer this question, where the efficacy of public open space is explained as a measure of community. The book questions the generalised interpretation of the open space type and its distribution that is presently conceived by planners. The adoption of Sustainable Development Goals by the United Nations in 2015 and Habitat III in 2016 have brought into focus the implementation of SDG in an existing reality in India. Particularly, SDG 11, target 7, which refers to public open spaces and the announcement by the Government of India for developing 100 Smart Cities, brings into focus the need to identify the changes that an open space undergoes as the city ages or develops due to changes in landuse and the community. The identification of popular open space types can point to the location of public open spaces in new development. This book is based on research conducted by the Author for the Doctor of Philosophy degree in 2003 examining the case of Hyderabad, India. The book is also based on Papers submitted in Conferences including the Future of Places III in Stockholm, Sweden in 2015.


Pdf ebook: Urban Development in the Muslim World

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Summary: First Published in 2017. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an Informa company.

  • Author : Hooshang Amirahmadi
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351318195
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Number of Pages: 290
  • Language: English
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Description: First Published in 2017. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an Informa company.


Pdf ebook: Delhi's Changing Built Environment

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Summary: The rapid expansion, urban form and development of the built environment in the world’s second most populous city, Delhi, has been the consequence of soc

  • Author : Piyush Tiwari,Jyoti Rao
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317441362
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Number of Pages: 234
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1331
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Description: The rapid expansion, urban form and development of the built environment in the world’s second most populous city, Delhi, has been the consequence of social, political, economic, planning and architectural traditions that have shaped the city over thousands of years. Whilst seamless at times, these traditions have often resulted in the fragmented development of the city’s built environment. This book charts the political, economic and social forces that drove development in India generally and in Delhi in particular, and investigates the drivers and constituents of Delhi’s urban landscape. The book provides a lens through which to examine the development path of a mega-city, which can be used as a guide in the development of emerging urban centres. Furthermore, the strengths and weaknesses of Delhi's built environment are critically analysed, with consideration to the role of the market, finance and policy over time. This book not only provides valuable insight into the physical evolution of Delhi and its surrounds, but it also asks broader questions about how people, power and politics interact with urban environments. It is essential reading for planners, architects, urbanists and social historians.


Pdf ebook: BLACK TAJ MAHAL

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Summary: The book is related to one of the most beautiful architecture of the world; the Taj Mahal. It has been scientifically portrayed in the book that makes it a

  • Author : I N Khan (Arshi)
  • Publisher: Black Taj Project
  • ISBN: 8192747905
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Number of Pages: 260
  • Language: English
  • Views: 416
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Description: The book is related to one of the most beautiful architecture of the world; the Taj Mahal. It has been scientifically portrayed in the book that makes it a useful guide for the tourists. The most beautiful architectural creation has been analysed from completely new angle, using the empirical rules prepared by a modern scientist - “The Fifteen Properties of Christopher Alexander”. The book sheds light on an age old story of another mausoleum of black marble that was to be built on the other bank of the river Yamuna. The construction of the Taj Mahal was only half of the original grand scheme conceived by its builder emperor Shahjahan. The historical events towards the end of emperor Shah Jahan’s reign, his dethroning and the conspiracies by his own son are highlighted. The book also covers the history of Mughal dynasty in a narrative manner. It traces the inherited quality of creativity and love for art and architecture of Mughals. The book puts into perspective the need of fulfilling a forgotten dream - the creation of Miniature Black Taj Mahal with ebony (natural black wood).


Pdf ebook: A Text Book of Social Sciences for Class 8

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Summary: Our series, A Textbook of Social Sciences for Classes 6 – 8, has been revised according to the latest instructions and guidelines given by CBSE, and the

  • Author : D. N. Kundra ,Goyal Brothers Prakashan
  • Publisher: Goyal Brothers Prakashan
  • ISBN: 8183890571
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Number of Pages: N.A
  • Language: English
  • Views: 350
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Description: Our series, A Textbook of Social Sciences for Classes 6 – 8, has been revised according to the latest instructions and guidelines given by CBSE, and the latest NCERT syllabus. Our new series keeps this view in mind and is a learner-friendly series in the true sense of the word. It explains the basic concepts of Social Sciences in such a clear, stimulating and comprehensive manner that the child has no problem whatsoever in understanding the complex working of the present day society and the world at large. Each book in the series has been divided into three units — History, Geography and Social and Political Life. Other salient features of the series are : Goyal Brothers Prakashan l The syllabus has been covered comprehensively, dealing with all aspects — political, social, economic and cultural. l Simple and straightforward text which helps the child to easily understand the text. l Attractive illustrations, well-labelled diagrams and detailed maps make the process of learning truly enjoyable. l Did You Know? – Interesting facts which kindle the child’s curiosity to know more. l Case Studies assist the child to understand topics with ease. l For Assessment : Periodic Test 1, Periodic Test 2, Model Test Paper 1 (for Half Yearly Examination), Periodic Test 3, Periodic Test 4, Model Test Paper 2 (for Yearly Examination).


Pdf ebook: Delhi’s Meatscapes

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Summary: Tracing the journey of meat from the farm to the meat shop and other workspaces of the butcher within the multi-sited margins in Delhi, the current volume

  • Author : Zarin Ahmad
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199095388
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 256
  • Language: English
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Description: Tracing the journey of meat from the farm to the meat shop and other workspaces of the butcher within the multi-sited margins in Delhi, the current volume intimately follows the lives of Qureshi butchers and other meat sector workers in this transforming mega-city. The author addresses the tensions that meat throws up in a bristling society whose stakes are now more than ever intense. She shows how meat is also a rising sector in the Indian economy, and fetches precious foreign exchange. Qureshi butchers stand at the crossroads of class, caste, stigma, religion, market, urban ecological policies, and a never-ceasing political debate around these issues. Delhi's Meatscapes brings together rare archival documents, vernacular sources, and ethnographic insights gleaned from several years of immersion in the city's meatscapes and is the first of its kind for urban anthropologists, economists, political scientists, policy planners and readers who wish to take a hard look at their own (non-)meat choices.


Pdf ebook: History of India

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Summary: History Book

  • Author : Dr Malti Malik
  • Publisher: New Saraswati House India Pvt Ltd
  • ISBN: 8173354987
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: N.A
  • Language: English
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Pdf ebook: Densifying the City?

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Summary: Providing an in-depth exploration of the complexities of densification policy and processes, this book brings the important experiences of densification in

  • Author : Margot Rubin,Alison Todes,Philip Harrison,Alexandra Appelbaum
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • ISBN: 1789904943
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 304
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1258
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Description: Providing an in-depth exploration of the complexities of densification policy and processes, this book brings the important experiences of densification in Johannesburg into conversation with a range of cities in Africa, the BRICS countries and the Global North. It moves beyond the divisive debate over whether densification is good or bad, adding nuance and complexity to the calls from multilateral organisations for densification as a key urban strategy.


Pdf ebook: Historic Cities in the Face of Disasters

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Summary: This book examines reconstruction and resilience of historic cities and societies from multiple disciplinary and complementary perspectives and, by doing s

  • Author : Fatemeh Farnaz Arefian,Judith Ryser,Andrew Hopkins,Jamie Mackee
  • Publisher: Springer Nature
  • ISBN: 3030773566
  • Genre: Science
  • Number of Pages: 666
  • Language: English
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Description: This book examines reconstruction and resilience of historic cities and societies from multiple disciplinary and complementary perspectives and, by doing so, it helps researchers and practitioners alike, among them reconstruction managers, urban governance and professionals. The book builds on carefully selected and updated papers accepted for the 2019 Silk Cities international conference on ‘reconstruction, recovery and resilience of historic cities and societies’, the third Silk Cities conference held in L’Aquila, Italy, 10-12 July 2019, working with University of L’Aquila and UCL. This multi-scale, and multidisciplinary book offers cross-sectoral and complimentary voices from multiple stakeholders, including academia, urban governance, NGOs and local populations. It examines post-disaster reconstruction strategies and case studies from Europe, Asia and Latin America that provide a valuable collection for anyone who would like to get a global overview on the subject matter. It thereby enables a deeper understanding of challenges, opportunities and approaches in dealing with historic cities facing disasters at various geographical scales. Additionally, it brings together historical approaches to the reconstruction of historical cities and those of more recent times. Thus, it can be used as a reference book for global understanding of the subject matter.


Pdf ebook: Delhi

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Summary: We shall not cease from exploration, And the end of all our exploring, Will be to arrive where we started, And know the place for the first time’ - Four

  • Author : Arthur Dudney
  • Publisher: Hay House, Inc
  • ISBN: 9384544310
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 272
  • Language: English
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Description: We shall not cease from exploration, And the end of all our exploring, Will be to arrive where we started, And know the place for the first time’ - Four Quartets, T.S. Eliot The megacity that is today’s Delhi is built upon thick layers of history. For a millennium, Delhi has been at the crossroads of trade, culture, and politics. The stories of its buildings and great historical personalities have been told many times, but this book approaches the past of India’s capital through its literary culture. By focusing on writers and thinkers, we meet a colourful cast of characters only glancingly mentioned in political histories. Many Delhiites are surprised to learn that the language of their city’s cultural heyday was Persian. Despite first being brought to India by invaders, it eventually became an authentically Indian language used in both administration and literature. Although it was cultivated by an elite, it was also a widely available language of aspiration and opportunity, like English today. It connected India to the wider world, and the Indian Subcontinent, particularly Delhi, was once a place where talented poets and scholars from the whole Persian cultural world – from Turkey to eastern China – came to make their fortunes. Its traces remain everywhere but Persian is effectively a dead language in India today.


Pdf ebook: The King and the People

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Summary: An original exploration of the relationship between the Mughal emperor and his subjects in the space of the Mughal empire's capital, The King and the Peopl

  • Author : Abhishek Kaicker
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190070684
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 368
  • Language: English
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Description: An original exploration of the relationship between the Mughal emperor and his subjects in the space of the Mughal empire's capital, The King and the People overturns an axiomatic assumption in the history of premodern South Asia: that the urban masses were merely passive objects of rule and remained unable to express collective political aspirations until the coming of colonialism. Set in the Mughal capital of Shahjahanabad (Delhi) from its founding to Nadir Shah's devastating invasion of 1739, this book instead shows how the trends and events in the second half of the seventeenth century inadvertently set the stage for the emergence of the people as actors in a regime which saw them only as the ruled. Drawing on a wealth of sources from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, this book is the first comprehensive account of the dynamic relationship between ruling authority and its urban subjects in an era that until recently was seen as one of only decline. By placing ordinary people at the centre of its narrative, this wide-ranging work offers fresh perspectives on imperial sovereignty, on the rise of an urban culture of political satire, and on the place of the practices of faith in the work of everyday politics. It unveils a formerly invisible urban panorama of soldiers and poets, merchants and shoemakers, who lived and died in the shadow of the Red Fort during an era of both dizzying turmoil and heady possibilities. As much an account of politics and ideas as a history of the city and its people, this lively and lucid book will be equally of value for specialists, students, and lay readers interested in the lives and ambitions of the mass of ordinary inhabitants of India's historic capital three hundred years ago.


Pdf ebook: Banaras Reconstructed

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Summary: Between the late sixteenth and early twentieth centuries, Banaras, the iconic Hindu center in northern India that is often described as the oldest living c

  • Author : Madhuri Desai
  • Publisher: University of Washington Press
  • ISBN: 0295741619
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 304
  • Language: English
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Description: Between the late sixteenth and early twentieth centuries, Banaras, the iconic Hindu center in northern India that is often described as the oldest living city in the world, was reconstructed materially as well as imaginatively, and embellished with temples, monasteries, mansions, and ghats (riverfront fortress-palaces). Banaras�s refurbished sacred landscape became the subject of pilgrimage maps and its spectacular riverfront was depicted in panoramas and described in travelogues. In Banaras Reconstructed, Madhuri Desai examines the confluences, as well as the tensions, that have shaped this complex and remarkable city. In so doing, she raises issues central to historical as well as contemporary Indian identity and delves into larger questions about religious urban environments in South Asia.


Pdf ebook: Botanical Culture of Mughal India

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Summary: Trees have been an intrinsic part of human lives since the times immemorial. In the Indian context, due importance has been attributed towards the preserva

  • Author : Versha Gupta
  • Publisher: Partridge Publishing
  • ISBN: 1543703364
  • Genre: Science
  • Number of Pages: 286
  • Language: English
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Description: Trees have been an intrinsic part of human lives since the times immemorial. In the Indian context, due importance has been attributed towards the preservation of precious flora and fauna resources, which this land has been bestowed with an ample measure. The present work introduces the readers to the culture of environmental protection which had been initiated and sustained, starting from ancient and traversing through Sultanate and Mughal Period. It minutely details the initiatives undertaken for the development of horticulture during the Mughal period. The work enumerates the contribution of the Mughal kings and nobility in laying out gardens on an exquisite scale. It also focuses on the activities initiated by general public for the preservation of ecology in the geographical areas inhabited by them. Various botanical products and the scientific inventions made in this field find due mention regarding their role in upkeep of the economy and general prosperity of the society. The notable role played by the religious elements of various hues and institutions established by them are the highlights of this work.


Pdf ebook: New Delhi: The Last Imperial City

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Summary: Johnson provides an historically rich examination of the intersection of early twentieth-century imperial culture, imperial politics, and imperial economic

  • Author : D. Johnson,Richard Watson
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137469870
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 261
  • Language: English
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Description: Johnson provides an historically rich examination of the intersection of early twentieth-century imperial culture, imperial politics, and imperial economics as reflected in the colonial built environment at New Delhi, a remarkably ambitious imperial capital built by the British between 1911 and 1931.


Pdf ebook: Urban Green Space, Health Economics and Air Pollution in Delhi

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Summary: This book looks at the ecological stress on cities and engages with challenges of reducing vulnerabilities and risks of pollution on the health, well-being

  • Author : Swati Rajput,Kavita Arora,Rachna Mathur
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1000373401
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 178
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1319
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Description: This book looks at the ecological stress on cities and engages with challenges of reducing vulnerabilities and risks of pollution on the health, well-being and livelihoods of people living in developing countries. Cities are the world’s highest energy consumers and the biggest producers of toxic wastes and pollutants. With an emphasis on the environmental issues facing the city of Delhi, the volume focuses on steps to preserve and manage the city’s urban green spaces. It explores the concept of urban green spaces and their economic, social, health, and psychological significance in cities. Drawing from their fieldwork and research in Delhi, the authors identify the sources of pollution in the city and access the role of urban green spaces in countering adverse effects. They further examine the relationship between green spaces and social and economic development, urban health, and urban governance. They highlight the good practices followed by other global cities. The volume also offers suggestions and policy recommendations to reverse and recover ecological balance in cities. This book will be of interest to students and researchers of environment and ecology, public health, urban planning and governance, development studies, urban geography, urban sociology, resource management and health economics. It will also be useful for policy makers, and NGOs working in the areas of sustainability, urban planning and management and environmental preservation.


Pdf ebook: Urban Governance

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Summary: This is a coherent and integrated set of essays around the theme of governance addressing a wide range of questions on the organisation and legitimation of

  • Author : Robert J. Morris,Richard H. Trainor
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351876554
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 268
  • Language: English
  • Views: 362
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Description: This is a coherent and integrated set of essays around the theme of governance addressing a wide range of questions on the organisation and legitimation of authority. At the heart of the book is a set of topics which have long attracted the attention of urbanists and urban historians all over the world: the growth and reform of urban local government, local-centre relationships, public health and pollution, local government finance, the nature of local social élites and of participation in local government. Approaching these topics through the concept of governance not only raises a series of new questions but also extends the scope of enquiry for the historian seeking to understand towns and cities all over the world in a period of rapid change. Questions of governance must be central to a variety of enquiries into the nature of the urban place. There are questions about the setting of agendas, about when a localised or neighbourhood issue becomes a big city or even national political issue, about what makes a ’problem’. Public health and related matters form a central part of the ’issues’ especially for the British; in North America fire and the development of urban real estate have dominated; in India the security of the colonial government had a prominent place. The historical dynamic of these essays follows the change from the chartered governments of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries towards the representative regimes of the nineteenth and twentieth. However, such historical change is not regarded as inevitable, and the effects of bureaucratic growth, regulatory regimes, the legitimating role of rational and scientific knowledge as well as the innovatory use of ritual and space are all dealt with at length.


Pdf ebook: Building Histories

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Summary: Building Histories offers innovative accounts of five medieval monuments in Delhi—the Red Fort, Rasul Numa Dargah, Jama Masjid, Purana Qila, and the Qutb

  • Author : Mrinalini Rajagopalan
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 022633189X
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Number of Pages: 272
  • Language: English
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Description: Building Histories offers innovative accounts of five medieval monuments in Delhi—the Red Fort, Rasul Numa Dargah, Jama Masjid, Purana Qila, and the Qutb complex—tracing their modern lives from the nineteenth century into the twentieth. Mrinalini Rajagopalan argues that the modern construction of the history of these monuments entailed the careful selection, manipulation, and regulation of the past by both the colonial and later postcolonial states. Although framed as objective “archival” truths, these histories were meant to erase or marginalize the powerful and persistent affective appropriations of the monuments by groups who often existed outside the center of power. By analyzing these archival and affective histories together, Rajagopalan works to redefine the historic monument—far from a symbol of a specific past, the monument is shown in Building Histories to be a culturally mutable object with multiple stories to tell.


Pdf ebook: The Princeton Encyclopedia of Islamic Political Thought

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Summary: An indispensable guide to Islamic political thought from Muhammad to the twenty-first century The first encyclopedia of Islamic political thought from the

  • Author : Gerhard Bowering,Patricia Crone,Wadad Kadi,Devin J. Stewart,Muhammad Qasim Zaman,Mahan Mirza
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 140083855X
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 704
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1129
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Description: An indispensable guide to Islamic political thought from Muhammad to the twenty-first century The first encyclopedia of Islamic political thought from the birth of Islam to today, this comprehensive, authoritative, and accessible reference provides the context needed for understanding contemporary politics in the Islamic world and beyond. With more than 400 alphabetically arranged entries written by an international team of specialists, the volume focuses on the origins and evolution of Islamic political ideas and related subjects, covering central terms, concepts, personalities, movements, places, and schools of thought across Islamic history. Fifteen major entries provide a synthetic treatment of key topics, such as Muhammad, jihad, authority, gender, culture, minorities, fundamentalism, and pluralism. Incorporating the latest scholarship, this is an indispensable resource for students, researchers, journalists, and anyone else seeking an informed perspective on the complex intersection of Islam and politics. Includes more than 400 concise, alphabetically arranged entries Features 15 in-depth entries on key topics Covers topics such as: Central themes and sources of Islamic political thought: caliph, modernity, knowledge, shari'a, government, revival and reform Modern concepts, institutions, movements, and parties: civil society, Islamization, secularism, veil, Muslim Brotherhood Islamic law and traditional Islamic societies: justice, taxation, fatwa, dissent, governance, piety and asceticism, trade and commerce Sects, schools, regions, and dynasties: Mu'tazilis, Shi'ism, Quraysh, Mecca and Medina, Baghdad, Indonesia, Nigeria, Central Asia, Ottomans Thinkers, personalities, and statesmen: Mawardi, Shafi'I, Saladin, Tamerlane, Akbar, Atatürk, Nasser, Khomeini Contains seven historical and contemporary maps of Muslim empires, postcolonial nation-states, populations, and settlements Guides readers to further research through bibliographies, cross-references, and an index


Pdf ebook: The Bungalow in Twentieth-Century India

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Summary: The primary era of this study - the twentieth century - symbolizes the peak of the colonial rule and its total decline, as well as the rise of the new nati

  • Author : Madhavi Desai,Miki Desai
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351893475
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Number of Pages: 256
  • Language: English
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Description: The primary era of this study - the twentieth century - symbolizes the peak of the colonial rule and its total decline, as well as the rise of the new nation state of India. The processes that have been labeled 'westernization' and 'modernization' radically changed middle-class Indian life during the century. This book describes and explains the various technological, political and social developments that shaped one building type - the bungalow - contemporaneous to the development of modern Indian history during the period of British rule and its subsequent aftermath. Drawing on their own physical and photographic documentation, and building on previous work by Anthony King and the Desais, the authors show the evolution of the bungalow's architecture from a one storey building with a verandah to the assortment of house-forms and their regional variants that are derived from the bungalow. Moreover, the study correlates changes in society with architectural consequences in the plans and aesthetics of the bungalow. It also examines more generally what it meant to be modern in Indian society as the twentieth century evolved.


Pdf ebook: Gandhi and Architecture

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Summary: Gandhi and Architecture: A Time for Low-Cost Housing chronicles the emergence of a low-cost, low-rise housing architecture that conforms to M.K. Gandhi’s

  • Author : Venugopal Maddipati
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 0429557582
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Number of Pages: 206
  • Language: English
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Description: Gandhi and Architecture: A Time for Low-Cost Housing chronicles the emergence of a low-cost, low-rise housing architecture that conforms to M.K. Gandhi’s religious need to establish finite boundaries for everyday actions; finitude in turn defines Gandhi’s conservative and exclusionary conception of religion. Drawing from rich archival and field materials, the book begins with an exploration of Gandhi’s religiosity of relinquishment and the British Spiritualist, Madeline Slade’s creation of his low-cost hut, Adi Niwas, in the village of Segaon in the 1930s. Adi Niwas inaugurates a low-cost housing architecture of finitude founded on the near-simultaneous but heterogeneous, conservative Gandhian ideals of pursuing self-sacrifice and rendering the pursuit of self-sacrifice legible as the practice of an exclusionary varnashramadharma. At a considerable remove from Gandhi’s religious conservatism, successive generations in post-colonial India have reimagined a secular necessity for this Gandhian low-cost housing architecture of finitude. In the early 1950s era of mass housing for post-partition refugees from Pakistan, the making of a low-cost housing architecture was premised on the necessity of responding to economic concerns and to an emerging demographic mandate. In the 1970s, during the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries crisis, it was premised on the rise of urban and climatological necessities. More recently, in the late 1990s and early 2000s, its reception has been premised on the emergence of language-based identitarianism in Wardha, Maharashtra. Each of these moments of necessity reveals the enduring present of a Gandhian low-cost housing architecture of finitude and also the need to emancipate Gandhian finitude from Gandhi’s own exclusions. This volume is a critical intervention in the philosophy of architectural history. Drawing eclectically from science and technology studies, political science, housing studies, urban studies, religious studies, and anthropology, this richly illustrated volume will be of great interest to students and researchers of architecture and design, housing, history, sociology, economics, Gandhian studies, urban studies and development studies.


Pdf ebook: Delhi in Transition, 1821 and Beyond

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Summary: Commissioned by the English East India Company to write about contemporary nineteenth-century Delhi, Mirza Sangin Beg walked around the city to capture its

  • Author : Shama Mitra Chenoy
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199091560
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 320
  • Language: English
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Description: Commissioned by the English East India Company to write about contemporary nineteenth-century Delhi, Mirza Sangin Beg walked around the city to capture its highly fascinating urban and suburban extravaganza. Laced with epigraphy and fascinating anecdotes, the city as ‘lived experience’ has an overwhelming presence in his work, Sair-ul Manazil. Interestingly, Beg made no attempt to ‘monumentalize’ buildings; instead, he explored them as spaces reflective of the socio-cultural milieu of the times. Delhi in Transition is the first comprehensive English translation of Beg’s work, which was originally published in Persian. It is the only translation to compare the four known versions of Sair-ul Manazil, including the original manuscript located in Berlin, which is being consulted for the first time. Shama Mitra Chenoy’s exhaustive introduction and extensive notes, along with the use of varied styles in the book to indicate the multiple sources of the text, contextualize Beg’s work for the reader and engage him with the debate concerning the different variants of this unique and eclectic work.


Pdf ebook: Alternative Voices

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Summary: This edited volume presents Alternative Voices in the contexts of present-day and historical globalisation, the emergence of the knowledge society, increas

  • Author : Imtiaz Hasnain
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • ISBN: 1443849987
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Number of Pages: 415
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1907
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Description: This edited volume presents Alternative Voices in the contexts of present-day and historical globalisation, the emergence of the knowledge society, increased global-local or glocal migration flows, the explosion of social media, and disparate regional growth that have both impacted and shaped the sociocultural fabric of geopolitical spaces across the world. The volume builds upon twenty-seven contributions that focus upon issues related to language, culture and identity from a multidisciplinary nexus of historical, philosophical and empirically-based traditions. Positioned in post-colonial emic heritage, the research presented here challenges the “monolingual (including monocultural) bias” and the “linguacentric bias” in the Language Sciences. This volume is an important contribution in terms of analyzing and demonstrating issues related to the complexity of culture and language, and their links with social, political, economic forces, particularly the tensions related to glocal identity positions that are evoked and played out in geopolitically heterogeneous spaces. Given its multidisciplinary nature, this volume presents individual comprehensive accounts of complexities that have been poorly understood and inadequately covered in the existing literature – both in Southern and Northern contexts.


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Summary: My First, Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth Books of Social Studies- a complete set of 5 books. The Books are well Informative and entirely based on NCERT/CB

  • Author : Kiran Ashok Kumar
  • Publisher: S. Chand Publishing
  • ISBN: 9383746394
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: N.A
  • Language: English
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Description: My First, Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth Books of Social Studies- a complete set of 5 books. The Books are well Informative and entirely based on NCERT/CBSE syllabus.


Pdf ebook: Secondary Cities & Urban Networking in the Indian Ocean Realm, c. 1400-1800

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Summary: This volume features the research of international scholars, whose work addresses the representative history of small cities and urban networking in variou

  • Author : Hall
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • ISBN: 0739130439
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 370
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1253
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Description: This volume features the research of international scholars, whose work addresses the representative history of small cities and urban networking in various parts of the Indian Ocean world in an era of change, allowing them the opportunity to compare approaches, methods, and sources in the hopes of discovering common features as well as notable differences.


Pdf ebook: India in the Persianate Age

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Summary: SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2020 CUNDILL HISTORY PRIZE 'Remarkable ... this brilliant book stands as an important monument to an almost forgotten world' William Da

  • Author : Richard M. Eaton
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141966556
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 512
  • Language: English
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Description: SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2020 CUNDILL HISTORY PRIZE 'Remarkable ... this brilliant book stands as an important monument to an almost forgotten world' William Dalrymple, Spectator A sweeping, magisterial new history of India from the middle ages to the arrival of the British The Indian subcontinent might seem a self-contained world. Protected by vast mountains and seas, it has created its own religions, philosophies and social systems. And yet this ancient land experienced prolonged and intense interaction with the peoples and cultures of East and Southeast Asia, Europe, Africa and, especially, Central Asia and the Iranian plateau between the eleventh and eighteenth centuries. Richard M. Eaton's wonderful new book tells this extraordinary story with relish and originality. His major theme is the rise of 'Persianate' culture - a many-faceted transregional world informed by a canon of texts that circulated through ever-widening networks across much of Asia. Introduced to India in the eleventh century by dynasties based in eastern Afghanistan, this culture would become thoroughly indigenized by the time of the great Mughals in the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries. This long-term process of cultural interaction and assimilation is reflected in India's language, literature, cuisine, attire, religion, styles of rulership and warfare, science, art, music, architecture, and more. The book brilliantly elaborates the complex encounter between India's Sanskrit culture - which continued to flourish and grow throughout this period - and Persian culture, which helped shape the Delhi Sultanate, the Mughal Empire and a host of regional states, and made India what it is today.


Pdf ebook: City Planning in India, 1947–2017

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Summary: This book is a comprehensive history of city planning in post-independence India. It explores how the nature and orientation of city planning have evolved

  • Author : Ashok Kumar,Sanjeev Vidyarthi,Poonam Prakash
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 100009121X
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Number of Pages: 400
  • Language: English
  • Views: 625
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Description: This book is a comprehensive history of city planning in post-independence India. It explores how the nature and orientation of city planning have evolved in India’s changing sociopolitical context over the past hundred or so years. The book situates India’s experience within a historical framework in order to illustrate continuities and disjunctions between the pre- and post-independent Indian laws, policies, and programs for city planning and development. It focuses on the development, scope, and significance of professional planning work in the midst of rapid economic transition, migration, social disparity, and environmental degradation. The volume also highlights the need for inclusive planning processes that can provide clean air, water, and community spaces to large, diverse, and fast growing communities. Detailed and insightful, this volume will be of interest to researchers and students of public administration, civil engineering, architecture, geography, economics, and sociology. It will also be useful for policy makers and professionals working in the areas of town and country planning.