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Shahjahanabad(Old Delhi) Walled City

Shahjahanabad(Old Delhi) Walled City

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brief about the city
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Published by: anasmohd007 on Feb 18, 2010
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Delhi is a city that has seen both gloryand destruction in its long . It has beenplundered, ruined time and again onlyto spring from its ashes to become thecapital of powerful dynasties.Fortunately, the resilient and enduringculture and heritage has withstood thetest of time and the city continues to live.No city reflects the endless drama of change better..The heart of Delhi can be found in OldDelhi, 350 yrs old, yet strong andbeating. Its many-branched arteries arenarrow with age, its veins jostle forspace, and its lifeblood is bound to getclotted at some places at any time
 The key constituents of shahjahanabad are:
A centrally located Fridaymosque.
A bazaar around it with verydistinct socio-economicdifferentiations from centre to theperiphery.
A fortified city wall.
An imposing citadel
Intraurban almostlabyrinthesque divisions of livingquarters
Blind alleys. The meeting of Shahjahanabad, or Old Delhi(north) and New Delhi(South). The two are separated by the walls of the Mughal city, and aband of open space- the Ramlila ground, acting as a cordon sanitaire This part of New Delhi, around Turkman Marg, was designed as aresidential district for low rank government workers. The street pattern is radically different from that of the Islamic city.3
Key Constituents of an Islamic City
 The city originated,when The fort at Agrafaced the agonizingheat, coupled withinsufficientaccommodation andspace forShahjahan’s lavishlifestyle and hisgrand ceremonialprocessions.
 The Fort and its buildings cost nearly 6 million. On theauspicious day of 8th April 1648, Shahjahan finally enteredShahjahanabad.From 1803 to 1857 the East India Company virtually controlledDelhi. The city was taken over by the British after the defeat of the Marathas at the battle of Patparganj in 1803.

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