Dilli ki Khoj is an anecdotal history of Delhi and its monuments by Shri Brij Kishan Chandiwala, an eminent Gandhian. The volume was published in Hindi by the Publications Division of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, in 1964 and has been out of print for many years. This English translation of Dilli ki Khoj revives an out-of-print classic and makes it more accessible to a global audience. The book covers Delhi’s long history, details on monuments built from the ancient times till the early 1960s and a detailed recording of all of Gandhiji’s visits to Delhi. It also traces significant epochs in Indian history and the rise of a national identity.
The volume spans the genres of journalism, architecture, history, mythology and area studies and will be of special interest to historiographers, especially in the contemporary context.
Indira Gandhi’s Foreword to Dilli ki Khoj. The Original Preface to Dilli Ki Khoj. Acknowledgements. Translators’ Introduction. 1. Delhi of the Hindu Period 2. Delhi of the Islamic Period (Pathan Era 1193–1546) 3. Delhi during the Muslim Era (Mughals 1526–1857 AD) 4. British Delhi (1857–1947) 5. Post-Independence Delhi 6. Perambulating the Eighteen Delhis Afterword by Narayani Gupta