There have been many books written on the history of Delhi, Delhi in contemporary times or even the people of Delhi. This book sets itself apart by pondering over the myths that surround the monuments and other relics of the city. In The Delhi That No-One Knows by R V Smith, the author records his travels and experiences in the streets of Delhi and all the information that he accumulated while walking through the narrow, busy lanes of Chandni Chowk and the ruins of the numerous monuments in Delhi.
As a young journalist, R V Smith travelled to every part of Delhi. Here, he made friends and acquaintances with the people who spoke from personal experience about the Delhi they or their parents lived in during the eighteenth or nineteenth century. He recorded all their experiences, from the British rule and where they used to hold beer parties to their haunting experiences at the Metcalfe House where many were held in chains, the treasure buried with the King’s grave in Nizamuddin and other such accounts. The Delhi That No-One Knows is presented in four sections- South Delhi, Shahjahanabad, Lal Qila and Beyond The City Walls, each including information about the popular area that is associated with the title.
The book contains a real account of the capital city of India through the author’s experiences of what the old and famous had once experienced and his addition of flavour and charm to this novel. The Delhi That No-One Knows was published by D C Publishers in 2005. It is available in hardcover.
|Number Of Pages||180|
|Publisher||D C Publishers|
|Studio||D C Publishers|