Delhi in Historical Perspectives

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9780190124007

Publication date:

09/03/2020

Hardback

184 pages

184.0x120.0mm

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184 pages

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K.A. Nizami and translated by Ather Farouqui

The fascinating and chequered history of Delhi through the centuries has been a popular subject among authors. Yet, only a few other than K.A. Nizami record in rich detail the cultural, social, economic, and spiritual fabric of the city—the ‘gorgeous blaze of glory’ that was Delhi—between the thirteenth and eighteenth centuries. This book is a compilation of the historian’s lectures delivered at the University of Delhi and the Ghalib Institute in Delhi, first published in Urdu in 1972.

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K.A. Nizami and translated by Ather Farouqui

Description

The fascinating and chequered history of Delhi through the centuries has been a popular subject among authors. Yet, only a few other than K.A. Nizami record in rich detail the cultural, social, economic, and spiritual fabric of the city—the ‘gorgeous blaze of glory’ that was Delhi—between the thirteenth and eighteenth centuries. He presents his accounts of the periods of the Delhi Sultanate, the Mughals, and the poet Ghalib through the analyses of wide-ranging sources: original literary, travel, biographical, hagiographical, and administrative accounts in Persian, Hindavi, and Urdu.

This book is a compilation of the historian’s lectures delivered at the University of Delhi and the Ghalib Institute in Delhi, first published in Urdu in 1972. The author’s conversational style, replete with literary allusions, makes this an essential read for lovers and admirers of this beguiling city and its historic Sufi culture. Ather Farouqui’s English translation captures the true essence of Nizami’s work and now makes it easily available to a wider readership.

About the Author

K.A. Nizami was a professor at the Department of History, Aligarh Muslim University, India, and also served as a vice chancellor there.

Ather Farouqui is the general secretary of the Anjuman Taraqqi Urdu (Hind), New Delhi, India.

K.A. Nizami and translated by Ather Farouqui

Table of contents

Translator’s Note

  1. Delhi under the Sultanate
  2. Delhi under the Mughals
  3. Ghalib’s Delhi

Index

About the Author and Translator

K.A. Nizami and translated by Ather Farouqui

K.A. Nizami and translated by Ather Farouqui

K.A. Nizami and translated by Ather Farouqui

Description

The fascinating and chequered history of Delhi through the centuries has been a popular subject among authors. Yet, only a few other than K.A. Nizami record in rich detail the cultural, social, economic, and spiritual fabric of the city—the ‘gorgeous blaze of glory’ that was Delhi—between the thirteenth and eighteenth centuries. He presents his accounts of the periods of the Delhi Sultanate, the Mughals, and the poet Ghalib through the analyses of wide-ranging sources: original literary, travel, biographical, hagiographical, and administrative accounts in Persian, Hindavi, and Urdu.

This book is a compilation of the historian’s lectures delivered at the University of Delhi and the Ghalib Institute in Delhi, first published in Urdu in 1972. The author’s conversational style, replete with literary allusions, makes this an essential read for lovers and admirers of this beguiling city and its historic Sufi culture. Ather Farouqui’s English translation captures the true essence of Nizami’s work and now makes it easily available to a wider readership.

About the Author

K.A. Nizami was a professor at the Department of History, Aligarh Muslim University, India, and also served as a vice chancellor there.

Ather Farouqui is the general secretary of the Anjuman Taraqqi Urdu (Hind), New Delhi, India.

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Table of contents

Translator’s Note

  1. Delhi under the Sultanate
  2. Delhi under the Mughals
  3. Ghalib’s Delhi

Index

About the Author and Translator

Read More