Its a fast paced story of Shahjahanabad from the beginning as a Mughal capital, passing through the era of different Mughal Emperors, it quite makes you live and travel those glorious days when it was one of the most fascinating cities in the world. The speed of narration of the history is really amazing. Good effort to sum up the 385 years of history into this small book.
An excellent book deserves more than 5 stars thoroughly researced by the authoress enjoyed reading wasn't aware many facts of Shahjahanabad grasping right from the page one a proud collection on my book shelf.
Excellent book giving details of Delhi , from Mughal period onwards.It was exactly the kind of book I was looking for.The reader can construct the historical film of Delhi in his mind.The book aptly includes some rare historical pictures of the city of Delhi.
This book is a must for all who love Delhi. Written in a very engaging and reader-friendly manner by a person who is intimately connected with her subject, it is a work that should find place on the shelves of every lover of Delhi. Fantastic work. Ideally read a bit, then go see the places mentioned, explore them, then start reading again...
A very informative and interesting book. However, few more diagrams would have helped to understand the geography/direction /location various imp places vis a vis red fort. A diagram to understand the Mughal Dynasty from Shajahan to Bahadaur Shah Jafar would have helped better understanding.
Chandini chowk by Swapna Liddle is a great book totally engrossing and interesting,she knows the city well and her style of writing keeps one engrossed , Would definitely like to do a walk in chandini chowk with her .My love for Old Delhi and its lanes and havelis have been piqued by this book .