Delhi, in Thy Name
Author: Adrija Roychowdhury
Publisher: Rupa Publications
This was one of the most anticipated books for me, for Delhi is quite close to my heart. I was born in this city and have several memories that adorn my line of thought. Delhi, in Thy Name is a beautiful collection of stories and events that led to the naming of several lanes and places that form the scaffold of the capital. It is amazing to know how each gully has a story behind its name. While some stories are impactful and pragmatic, others just showcase the influence of power over such important tasks like naming and renaming the lanes/places. Well-researched and clearly articulated, Delhi, in Thy Name is interesting and covers most of the well-known places in Delhi like Chandni Chowk and Saket. It is surprising how the information elicits mixed emotions- some of nostalgia and love while others of angst and despondency. A successful rendition of Delhi’s myriad history and its flamboyance, this book is sure to be loved by every Delhite who yearns to know more about his/her city.
Best wishes to the author!
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