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Life and times in Delhi

delhi Updated: Dec 16, 2011 00:08 IST
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New Delhi has completed 100 years as the Capital of India. To commemorate this occasion, Hindustan Times had launched a special editorial series in January this year.

Moreover, HT has now come out with a special coffee table book, 'New Delhi 100: Centenary of the Capital, 1911-2011'. The book has been brought out in collaboration with Delhi Tourism.

The coffee table book was unveiled by Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit at the New Delhi 100 Conclave on Thursday. The book was presented to her by Editor-in-Chief of Hindustan Times Sanjoy Narayan.

The book incorporates parts of the New Delhi 100 series published in the past one year, and more. It aims not only at chronicling the history of the Capital but to also inform, celebrate and engage Delhiites with their shared history.

The book has been divided into 10 chapters, each chapter exploring the 10 decades between 1911 and 2011. From the Delhi Durbar of 1911, where shifting of the capital from Calcutta to Delhi was announced, to the rise of a new Capital from the rocks and rubble of Raisina Hills; from the tremors of Partition to its emergence as a mega metropolis in the 21st century — the book captures New Delhi's story in lucid language and dazzling pictures.

Between its covers, the book showcases an array of brilliant pictures, many of them not published before. The pictures have been painstakingly sourced from HT archives, government archives and even private collections.

Each chapter of the book has interesting anecdotes and a page dedicated to highlights of the decade.