Delhi : Stories in stones

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Ancient Delhi to Modern Delhi
Museums in Delhi
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Delhi : Stories in stones

  1. 1. Delhi : Stories in stones
  2. 2. From red fort to raisina… The ruined cities of Delhi add to the ancient flavour and a Journey through the archaeological sites trace the history of Urbanisation. 1.Indraprastha 2.Lalkot 3.Meharauli 4.Siri 5.Tughlaqabad 6.Jahanpanah 7.Ferozabad 8.Dinpanah 9.Shahjahanabad 10.Lutyen’s Delhi
  3. 3. URBANISATION IN THE MODERN ERA The year 1911 changed the course of Indian history. The many protest movements led by Bengalis , the Mohun Bagan Victory and an inclination towards Ancient Indian Culture led to the shift of the British capital from Calcutta to Delhi. A Mughal city was transformed into a modern Capital with an English touch by the talented architect Edwin Lutyens.
  4. 4. TRANSPORT:THEN AND NOW……………
  5. 5. Delhi , being the capital city, offers an extremely smooth transport network. The history of modern transport in Delhi can be traced back to the days of Raj. Much before the Mutiny of 1857 , the imperial servants commissioned Victorian buggies which ran between the Company bunglows and residencies. The Delhi Junction is the oldest railway station in Delhi . It was established in 1864 with a single broad gauge train from calcutta.
  6. 6. THE TRANSPORT TRANSFORMATION 1. DTC Buses 2. Delhi Metro 3. Auto-rickshaws 4. Cycle rickshaws 5. City cabs
  7. 7. Delhi economics in a nutshell Foreign direct investment (FDI) in the city increased considerably in the last few ye investments in major sectors such as re India, Business Process Outsourcing, In Technology, IT enabled services, Telecom The regions of Noida, Gurgaon and Faridabad are frequented by the youth in search of jobs.
  8. 8. Capital Clothing : then & now
  9. 9. Delhi’s cosmopolitan atmosphere has given rise to a confluence of clothing styles. It was a huge transformation from Mughal textiles to European clothes and a short phase of Swadeshi clothes. Later it was influenced by the migrants and now Delhi offers a wide selection of clothes .The urban teens are Contributing to the fashion world everyday.
  10. 10. Cultural confluence : Then & now………..
  11. 11. Developments in art : 1857 to 2000 1) After the decline of royal patronage for miniature Paintings , Delhi became an important centre for the production of Company paintings. 2) Many craftsmen from all over the country migrated to Delhi in search for jobs after the Princely states signed The Instrument of Accession. Realizing the importance of our traditional arts, Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay founded the Crafts Council of India. 3) The National Gallery of Modern Art was founded in order to preserve works of art from the contemporary era and recent past. The museum is housed in the grand Jaipur House, designed by Sir Arthur Bloomfield, as a residence for the Maharaja of Jaipur .
  12. 12. Museums and art galleries •NATIONAL MUSEUM •NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART •INDIAN CRAFTS MUSEUM •ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM , RED FORT •RASHTRAPATI BHAVAN MUSEUM •SANSKRTTI KENDRA TERRACOTA MUSEUM •SANGEET NATAK ACADEMY MUSEUM •NATIONAL PHILATELY MUSEUM •NATIONAL RAIL MUSEUM •GHALIB MUSEUM AND LIBRARY
  13. 13. CULTURAL EXTRAVAGANZA ……………… 1.Muzaffar Ali’s ‘ Jahan-e-Khusrau’ is an event showcasing Sufi culture. 2. ‘Indradhanush’ organized by the President of India, is an initiative to preserve Hindustani Classical music and other art traditions.
  14. 14. IS OUR CAPITAL CLEAN ??? •Delhi has extremely clean and smooth roads lined with trees on the sides. Lutyen’s Delhi is the cleanest part with patches of green all around. •Old Delhi is comparatively dirty and houses a large number of slums with unhealthy environment . This area is congested and polluted.Yamuna pollution is another major threat to the residents.
  15. 15. Capturing The Capital

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