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By Swapna Liddle

ISBN-10: 9386050676

ISBN-13: 9789386050670

ISBN-10: 9386338068

ISBN-13: 9789386338068

What we all know at the present time as Chandni Chowk used to be part of one of many maximum towns of the world—the imperial urban confirmed by way of the Mughal emperor Shahjahan within the 17th century, and named after him—Shahjahanabad. this can be the tale of the way the town got here to be tested, its grandeur because the capital of an empire at its top, and its very important function in shaping the language and tradition of North India. it's also the tale of the various tribulations town has seen—the invasion of Nadir Shah, the insurrection of 1857, Partition. 

Today, Shahjahanabad has been subsumed below the big sprawl of metropolitan Delhi. but it has an id that's exact. Popularly often called Chandni Chowk, its identify evokes romantic slender streets, numerous road foodstuff and unique markets. For Shahjahanabad continues to be a great deal a dwelling urban, notwithstanding the lives of the folks inhabiting it have replaced over the centuries. Dariba Kalan nonetheless has rows of flourishing jewellers’ retailers; Begum Samru’s haveli is now Bhagirath Palace, a sprawling electronics marketplace, and no stopover at to Chandni Chowk is entire and not using a meal at Karim’s, whose cooks use recipes passed all the way down to them during the a while for his or her mouth-watering biriyani and kebabs. 

Swapna Liddle attracts upon a wide selection of resources, reminiscent of the debts of Mughal court docket chroniclers, visitors’ memoirs, poetry, newspapers and govt records, to color a bright and dynamic landscape of the town from its inception to contemporary times.

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