Ancient Golden Cities: Delhi sometimes went up and down, but it surprised history


Not one but many empires arose in Delhi, but none could stand firm here.
When Taimur Lang came, he stole Delhi for many days and continued to kill.
When the British made it their capital in 1911, its color began to change.

The pride of Delhi is unique. It is the city of the rulers of the country. Tall and large buildings. Lakdam Performance Hall. Roads full of vehicles. Wonderful and colorful afternoons. This is the same city that decides the fate of the whole country. he shows off his strength. But Delhi is also a city of workers, ordinary people come here on a large scale in search of livelihood. It is an expanding city, some random and some random. When the specialties of other cities in the country are explained, it is called – Delhi Dil Walon Ki. By the way, each city has its own nature and traditions, this city too.

It may sound strange, but history says that Delhi is the tomb of empires. How many empires arose here and were buried in this land. Pratihar, Gahadwal, Chauhan, Ghulam, Khilji, Tughlaq, Syed, Lodhi, Suri, Mughal, British passed in front of this city one by one. That’s why this city is telling stories of all this somewhere. By the way, it is also true that if we talk about ancient cities, Delhi will be behind other cities in the country in this matter.

Delhi has seen the father’s blood for the son, the destruction of the family’s family, he has suffered massacres but he has never shed a tear. Today there are so many layers of history in Delhi that you will see different scenes from where you play it. The Tomar laid the foundations of present-day Delhi.

The lord of Delhi has changed
Delhi was under the control of Kannauj. Whenever the owners of Kannauj changed, so did the owners of Delhi. It was snatched from the Pratihara by the Gahadavalas and the Gahadwalas by the Chauhans. It continued. By the way, let me say that hundreds of years ago a woman also sat on the throne of Delhi. Razia, daughter of Sultan Altamash. However, the time at the time considered him arrogant. It is said that there was once a lot of robberies and robberies in Delhi and no ruler could end this, Balvan controlled it for the first time. But even the Mongols could not protect themselves. When Alauddin sat on the throne here, he spread the boundaries of the Delhi sultanate everywhere.

Delhi was clean once. Here the air was clear. The water was clear. The weather was also better, but then there were no multi-storey buildings in Delhi and there were not so many vehicles blowing smoke. Delhi has now changed a lot in terms of the environment. (News 18 Graph)

When Timur’s lung reached this city, he continued to plunder it and kill it for many days. Then Delhi went bankrupt. When the Mughals came to India, they initially disliked Delhi, but Jahangir, Shah Jahan and then Aurangzeb continued to rule from Delhi. Shah Jahan filled Delhi with beautiful buildings. However, after Aurangzeb, Delhi staggered again and fell.

Then the British made it the capital
But Delhi smiled again. After the revolt of 1857, the British decided to make Delhi the capital. Delhi became the capital of the country in 1911. However, after that, Delhi became again and again a witness to the struggle for freedom and movements. One day, when the British forcibly left India, Delhi began to rewrite the fate of India.

By the way, the streets and roads of Delhi bled again during the partition. Back then, in fact, this city was so full of wounded that it moaned. So this is the history of Delhi, but now Delhi is a changed city. A city full of pride and self-confidence, a city that has it all, all the comforts and all the brilliance.

Each city has its own nature
It is said that each city has its own nature. At first glance, these special buildings and their nature work like magic in any city. Walk through any city in the world – each city will look like something new and different. The architecture of each city, the gates, the roads, the buildings, the painting-painting make their identity special by casting a different and special mold. Now just take Delhi. Who did not tempt this city during the Mahabharata period? Today, Delhi seems to be architecturally rich, there are fewer cities.

Delhi now has brilliance, colors, great infrastructure. Modern buildings and wooded markets with big brands. Metro has given relief to the residents of this city, so it is also an effective means of transportation. (News 18 Graphics)

To make an image of this city, I am reminded of the image of grandiose and historic buildings like Red Fort, Humayun’s Tomb, India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Parliament, South Bloc, Bloc North, Jantar Mantar and Qutub Minar. By the way, it must be said that even today the buildings made by British architects add a special color to the character of Delhi.

Lutyens gave a special color to Delhi
In 1911, when the British Raj moved from Calcutta to Delhi. He decided to make it the capital. Then Mughal architecture dominated Delhi, the buildings were erected in the same style, but the British architect Edwin Lutyens did not like Mughal architecture very much, he started to give a new touch to Delhi in the middle of this Mughal architecture, but was commissioned to make the new buildings. Get up but also keep the state of the old buildings and building styles in the soul of the city, i.e. architectural styles can take shape in Delhi.

When British rulers came to Delhi to establish the new capital, the first thought was of what place was to become the center of British administration. The British liked the hill-like village of Raisina. This extensive site was chosen for the throne of the British Raj. The 12 of March of 1912 the Commission of Urbanism was constituted, in which the responsibility occurred to plan the city to three important people. One of them was Edwin Lutyens, a well-known British architect. Another eminent architect was on this committee with him, his name being Herbert Baker.

Power center located on Raisina hill
Together, they both made Raisina Hill and its environs the center of British power in India. The buildings he erected at the time still stand proudly. It gives a special royal touch. Open, spacious and grand-looking architecture. It was here that the viceroy’s house was built, which we now call Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Around him two great secretaries, that is to say, North Block and South Block. Gate of India in front of the Viceroy’s Bhawan in memory of the soldiers who died in World War I. Our Parliament and other buildings built between them. However, our new magnificent Parliament is now being built here, which will tell the story of purely Indian architecture.

The heart of Delhi, i.e. Connaught Place has no answer yet
The heart of Delhi, Connaught Place, was built by British architect Robert Tor Russell. The texture of Connaught Place matches that of the horseshoe. The inspiration for its design was drawn from the Royal Crescent in Britain. In recent years, none of the malls installed in the city have been able to snatch away CP’s efforts. By the way, it must be said that all the markets in Delhi are attractive and each has its own specialty and customs. By the way, from eating and drinking to taking stock of spices, Khari Baoli’s style is unique.

After independence, Delhi was worked with renewed vigor.
When India became independent from British claws in 1947, a patriotic wave broke out among the Indian people. Even the architects here were not left out of this sentiment. No one wanted the face of India’s future to be a reminder of the past. He wanted the wave of modernity to touch Indian architecture as well. That is why the mixture of indigenous and western style is seen in the construction works done after independence. Construction works such as the Supreme Court building, Krishi Bhawan, Vigyan Bhawan, Udyog Bhawan and Rail Bhawan are proof of this.

Delhi is now convenient and fast
However, Delhi’s architecture has become very diverse over the last 75 years. Bahai Temple and Akshardham Temple built after independence are structures built by pure Indian architects. Being completely influenced by Indian culture. After independence, all those arrangements were made in this city that this city should please everyone. From modern hospitals to educational institutions, if they tell the history of Delhi’s development, the subway has started to give new life to this city, due to which thousands of people pass by every day. However, big cities also have some problems, ranging from pollution to unplanned development, from which Delhi is no different.

Now Delhi is once again warned of population growth.
With the advent of liberalization in the 1990s, India’s economy and architecture took a new turn and glass skyscrapers transformed Delhi. Now, the outskirts of Delhi have generally become high-rise apartments. Delhi is considered a very fast paced city. But now Delhi also needs a well-planned housing plan due to population growth.

Well, everything you need in this city of rulers. From foreign brands to fashion trends and political movements. Here are big attractive cultural events, then big political agitations and rallies too. Delhi is connected to the world. Every two minutes a flight is seen from here flying in the air to the country and abroad. By the way, people also say that Delhi is also the city of dreams. It gives progress, sustains you, nourishes you, but also disappointment. Delhi is a different place. Different, extraordinary and incomparable.

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