Delhi Old, Delhi New

Sunil Kumar is professor of medieval history in the Department of History at Delhi University. The second, much awaited, revised and enlarged edition of The Present in Delhi's Pasts: Five Essays has just been published by Three Essays Collective, Gurgaon.

The essays in this book, the previous edition of which was acclaimed for its innovative approach as well as evocative prose, are about old monuments and villages in New Delhi. The author investigates both, the medieval history of these sites and changes that have occured in these areas in more recent times. Relying upon Persian documentation and field-work, the author narrates the histories of these sites over the last millennium. It is a history of how, ever so gradually, the present has erased and rewritten the past of New Delhi.

In paperback, 158 pages, Rs 250. ISBN: 9788188789443