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Index:The Seven Cities of Delhi.djvu

The Seven Cities of Delhi.djvu

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CONTENTS

SITUATIONS OF THE OBJECTS

OF INTEREST (ITINERARIES

FOR TWO DAYS)

MODERN DELHI AND THE RIDGE

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The Indian Rome — The Modern City — Cashmere Gate — St. James's Church — Magazine — The Fort — Palace Buildings — Delhi Gate — Jama Masjid — Chandni Chouk — Queen's Gardens — Mori Gate — The Ridge — Mound Piquet — Old Cantonments — Military Cemetery — Flagstaff Tower — Hindu Rao's House — Siege Batteries — Kudsia Gardens — Custom House Battery — Cashmere Bastion
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THE PLAINS TO THE SOUTH OF DELHI

Mahomedan Kings — Cabul Gate — Lahore Gate — Ajmere Gate — Kutb Road — Jantar Mantar — Tombs of Lodi Kings — Safdar Jang's Tomb — Panoramas — Kutb Minar — Adjacent Buildings — Iron Pillar — Shrine of Nizam-ud-din — Humayun's Tomb — Purana Kila — Kotila of Firoze Shah — Asoka Pillar
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DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS OF THE

CITIES AND THEIR MONUMENTS

THE SEVEN CITIES OF DELHI

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The Traditional Indraprastha — Hindu History — Hindu Rajas — Mahomedan Conquest — The Seven Cities — Dates and Circumstances of their Foundation — Reasons for Successive Abandonment — Vagaries of the River — Climatic Conditions altered
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OLD DELHI

The Walls— Kutb Minar— Alai Gate — Kuwwat-ul-Islam Mosque — Iron Pillar— Tomb of Altamsh — Alai Minar — Shrine of Kutb-ud-din — Jamali Masjid — Tomb of Sultan Ghari
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SIRI, TUGHLUKĀBĀD, AND JAHĀNPANĀH

Foundation of the Three Cities — Tughlukabad — Tomb of Tughlak Shah— The City — Khirki Mosque in Jahanpanah — Sat Palah — Tombs near Khirki — Roshan Chiragh Delhi — Bedi Mandal — Begampur — Shrine of Khwaja Nizam-ud-din Aulia — Adjacent buildings
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CHAPTER VI

FIROZABAD AND THE DELHI OF SHER SHAH

Extent of Firozabad — Sher Shah's Walls — Kalan Masjid — Kotila of Firoze Shah — Asoka Pillar — Jama Masjid of Firoze Shah — Kushk Anwar — Purana Kila — Kila Kona Mosque — Tomb of Mahomed Shah — Buildings in Khairpur — Jantar Mantar — Kadam Sharif — Old Idgah . .118

CHAPTER VII

SHAHJAHANABAD

The Walls — St. James's Church — Adjoining Houses — Magazine — Old Cemetery — Nigambodh Gate — Salimgarh — Garden of Madho Das — The Palace before 1857 — Courts and Buildings — Dariaganj — Jama Masjid — Objects North of the Ridge — Coronation Darbar Park — Badli-ki- Sarai— Garden of Mahaldar Khan — Roshanara Garden — Mithai Bridge — Hindu Rao's House .... 134

HISTORY OF DELHI FROM THE TWELFTH TO THE TWENTIETH CENTURIES

CHAPTER VIII

DELHI BEFORE THE MOGHAL CONQUEST

Mahomedan Conquest of Delhi — The First Mahomedan King of India — The Slaves who became Kings — Altamsh — Balban — The Khilji Dynasty — Ala-ud-din — Tughlak Shah — His Son Mahomed — Firoze Shah — Timur's Invasion — The Lodi Kings — The Moghals called in . .173

CHAPTER IX

DELHI IN MOGHAL TIMES

Babar — Humayun — Akbar — Jahangir — Shah Jahan — Aurangzeb — Puppet Emperors — Mahomed Shah — Nadir Shah's Invasion — Ahmad Khan Abdali — Mahratta predominance — Shah Alam — Ghulam Kadir — A Blind Emperor 210

CHAPTER X

DELHI UNDER "JOHN COMPANY"

Battle of Delhi — Lord Lake's Conquest — Siege of Delhi by Holkar — Shah Alam a Pensioner — Akbar Shah — British Residents — Bahadur Shah — The Succession Question . 253

CHAPTER XI

THE MUTINY OF 1857 AND THE SIEGE

Outbreak at Meerut— The Mutineers at Delhi— Defence of the Magazine — The flight — Advance of the Avenging Army — Battle of Ghazi-ud-din Nagar — Battle of Badli-ki-Sarai — Events of the Siege — Arrival of the Siege Train in September — Siege Batteries — The Assault — Fighting in the City — The City retaken — Capture of the King . 262

CHAPTER XII

DELHI SINCE 1857

The City under a Military Governor — Advance of the Jodhpur Legion — Battle of Narnoul — Trial of Prominent Rebels and of the King — Delhi transferred to the Punjab — Assumption of Government by the Crown — Proclamation of a British Empress of India — Delhi the Commercial Capital of Northern India . . 295