Asar-us-Sanadid

9789382381877

Tulika Books, New Delhi, 20018

412 pages

Price INR 1,500.00
Book Club Price INR 1,125.00
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This volume joins together in English, for the first time, the two editions of Sir Sayyid Ahmad Khan’s classic account, Asar-us-Sanadid, of the monuments and environs of the pre-colonial city of Delhi. Translator–editor Rana Safvi’s notes, annotations and appendices trace the historical development of the text between 1847 and 1854 before the cataclysmic events of 1857 changed Delhi forever. The volume includes sketches from the original Urdu edition. It fills a crucial gap in the historical archive of nineteenth-century Delhi and is a valuable resource for urban historians and scholars of Delhi’s monumental history.

Sayyid Ahmad Khan

Sayyid Ahmad Khan (1817–1898) was one of the architects of modern India and the founder of the Muhammadan Anglo-Oriental College, which later became the Aligarh Muslim University.