The Present in Delhi's pasts

Five Essays

Sunil Kumar

978-81-88789-44-3

Three Essays Collective, New Delhi, 2010

Language: English

158 pages

8.5 x 5.5

Price INR 350
Book Club Price INR 280
SKU
LWB952

This is the much awaited, revised and enlarged, edition of a book acclaimed for its innovative approach as well as evocative prose.

The essays in this volume are about old monuments and villages in New Delhi. The author investigates both, the medieval history of these sites and changes that have occured in these areas in more recent times. Relying upon Persian documentation and field-work, the author narrates the histories of these sites over the last millennium. It is a history of how, ever so gradually, the present has erased and rewritten the past of New Delhi.This is the much awaited, revised and enlarged, edition of a book acclaimed for its innovative approach as well as evocative prose.

Sunil Kumar

Sunil Kumar is professor of medieval history in the Department of History, Delhi University. His previous publications include The Present in Delhi's Pasts and The Emergence of the Delhi Sultanate. He has also participated in the current revision of the NCERT history textbooks and is the managing editor of the Indian Economic and Social History Review.