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Seven cities of Delhi 1303 1321 1354 1533 A journey in time…

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As many as seven cities evolved in the region collectively known as Dilli/Delhi. New Delhi was the eighth city founded by the Britishers. Favorable location of Delhi made it a capital of many Emperors. • • • Converging point of trade routes from Lahore, Ajmer, and Patna. Fertile flood plains of river Yamuna. Protection of Aravali Ridge on the west.

Seven cities of Delhi:

Lal-Kot (1060) founded by Anang Pal II Siri (1303) founded by Alaudin Khilji Tughluqabad (1321) founded by Ghiyasud-din Tughlaq Purana Quila (1533) founded by Humayun Firuzabad ( 1354) founded by Firuz Shah Tughlaq Purana Quila (1533) founded by Humayun 1| Delhi Traditional 4.1

Shahjahanabad (1639) founded by Shahjahan

Prithvi Raj Chauhan III further increased the size of Lal-Kot.4. • City extended four times.1 G 4. (intach.1 E 4.1 C 4.1 B 4.1 D 4. 2005) 1| Delhi Traditional 4. Hauz-i-Shamsi being the most prominent.1 18571911 1911… Seven cities of Delhi : Lal Kot 1303 1321 1354 1533 . • Stratified residential spaces. LATER Chauhans captured Delhi from the Tomars in mid 12th century. Original wall of Lal-Kot were 3. • A heterogeneous population including bazaars and public spaces.1 A 1060 1060 INITIAL SETTLEMENT Anang Pal II built the strongly fortified town of Lal Kot some ten kilometres away from Suraj Kund (built by earlier Tomar Ruler) on a more prominent and easily defended hillock. • Had several gates and many structures including a Temple. • Walls were 8 kms long.6 kms with a population of 5-6000 people.1 F 4. known as Qila Rai Pithora.1 A 4.

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