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Delhi : Past and Present

H C Fanshawe

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ISBN 10: 8173052336 / ISBN 13: 9788173052330
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Contents: I. General introduction, with a brief account of Delhi in 1902. II. The city of Modern Delhi or Shahjahanabad: 1. The city inside the walls, and, in particular, the Moghal Fort and Palace, and the Jama Masjid.2. The surroundings of the city, chiefly on the North and West sides, the minor buildings within the walls, and field of battle of Delhi 11 September 1803. III. Delhi in 1857: 1. The scene of the siege and assault described with special reference to present conditions. 2. Outbreak of mutiny, on 11 May. 3. Narrative of the siege and assault of Delhi, by lieutenant H.W. Norman, now Field-Marshal Sir H.W. Norman, G.C.B., G.C.M.G., with notes and additional papers. IV. The south side of Modern Delhi as far as the Mausoleum of the Emperor Humayun, the Dargah of Shekh Nizam-ud- din Aulia, and the Tomb of Nawab Safdar Jang. V. Ancient Delhi of the early Hindu and Muhammedan periods, including Kila Rai Pithora, the Kutab Minar Mosque and Dargah, and Tughlakabad. VI. Brief history of the Kings of Delhi, with particular reference to their connection with that place, to which is added an historical table of the Moghal rule. VII. List of the objects of archaeological interest in and around Delhi, with a brief note on the general characteristics of their architecture. Addendum. "The present volume contains an excellent account of the history and architecture of Delhi. It will afford to readers and visitors not only a clear guide to all that is seen in Delhi but also an intelligent record of the history of the place in all its various phases. "The text 337 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 43389

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Title: Delhi : Past and Present

Publisher: Aryan

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...gone straight on towards Rai and Larsauli, or were returning to Delhi, and grave fears were felt that they might be pushing on for Karnal, or at least to intercept treasure which was between Karnal and Delhi, and under a Native escort. About sunrise, however, it became known that they had re-crossed the canal near Alipur, and were returning towards Delhi along the high and dry ground running nearly parallel with the canal, and at a distance from it of a mile or more. Major Coke at once moved to take them in flank, but had to proceed over a swampy cross-country road for a mile and a half III. REAR ENGAGEMENT, JULY 4 137 to the Painbari bridge of the canal, and then had more than a mile of swampy fields to pass over. The artillery came first into action, and were immediately replied to by the insurgents' guns, which had been moved into a village when they perceived our approach, their infantry and cavalry at the same time facing towards us. The infantry, however, save some posted in the village, soon commenced moving off again, their cavalry shortly did the same, and their artillery fire slackening, it was evident that their guns also were being withdrawn. Our guns again advanced, though with much difficulty, and the infantry and cavalry were told to hurry on, the Guide Cavalry on our left being desired to push forward and get on the line of the enemy's retreat. The troops, however, were floundering in mud, and progressed but slowly, and all the insurgents' guns were carried off. An ammunition waggon and an artillery store-cart were, however, secured, and all the plunder taken from Alipur was recaptured. A quantity of small-arm ammunition also fell into our hands, and the insurgents had probably some eighty men killed. On his return towards...

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