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Colonial Delhi : imperial and indigenous / A.K. Jain.

By: Jain, A. K. (Ashok Kumar), 1948- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New Delhi : Kaveri Books, 2015Description: 248 p. : ill. (black and white), maps (black and white) ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9788174791672 (hbk.) .Subject(s): Delhi Improvement Trust -- Planning | City planning -- India -- Delhi -- History -- 20th century | Delhi (India) -- Colonies -- Administration -- HistoryDDC classification: 307.12095456 JAI Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
Preface 1. Introduction 2. Imperial Delhi : the new capital of India 3. Indigenous Delhi of the Improvement Trust.
Summary: "Delhi is a symbol of India's plural cultures. In 1911, King George V announced the shifting of India's Capital from Calcutta and New Delhi was planned as a showpiece of the glory and magnificence of the British. With the coming up of New Delhi, Shahjahanabad, once one of the most beautiful city of the Orient was devalued as a dilapidated, congested, dark, dirty and overcrowded city. To improve the Old City the government in 1937 constituted the Delhi Improvement Trust (DIT). The DIT took up various townships, residential, slum improvement, industrial and commercial schemes, which covered about 4,000 Ha. of area. These were not the showpiece of the Raj but mark an era of transition of Old Delhi towards planned development. This book narrates the tale of the colonial twins - the Imperial (New) and DIT's Delhi. It highlights their interconnections, geographies and contrasts." -- book cover.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-244) and index.

Preface
1. Introduction
2. Imperial Delhi : the new capital of India
3. Indigenous Delhi of the Improvement Trust.

"Delhi is a symbol of India's plural cultures. In 1911, King George V announced the shifting of India's Capital from Calcutta and New Delhi was planned as a showpiece of the glory and magnificence of the British. With the coming up of New Delhi, Shahjahanabad, once one of the most beautiful city of the Orient was devalued as a dilapidated, congested, dark, dirty and overcrowded city. To improve the Old City the government in 1937 constituted the Delhi Improvement Trust (DIT). The DIT took up various townships, residential, slum improvement, industrial and commercial schemes, which covered about 4,000 Ha. of area. These were not the showpiece of the Raj but mark an era of transition of Old Delhi towards planned development. This book narrates the tale of the colonial twins - the Imperial (New) and DIT's Delhi. It highlights their interconnections, geographies and contrasts." -- book cover.

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