Defining Delhi

Delhi- Then And Now

Introduction

The Indian capital city of Delhi has a long history, and has been an important political centre of India as the capital of several empires. Much of Delhi's ancient history finds no record and this may be regarded as a lost period of its history.

Mystery

The Indian capital city of Delhi has a long history, and has been an important political centre of India as the capital of several empires. Much of Delhi's ancient history finds no record and this may be regarded as a lost period of its history.

Delhi Triangle

It is popularly said that Delhi was the site for a total of seven different cities between 3000 BCE and the 17th century BCE, although taking smaller towns and strongholds into account, as many as 15 settlements can be identified. All the earlier locations of Delhi fall within an area commonly called the 'Delhi Triangle,' bounded on the south and the west by the Aravalli Range, known as the Delhi Ridge, and to the east by the Yamuna River

The 8th Century Delhi

The Tomar dynasty founded Lal Kot in 736. The Prithviraj Raso names the Tomar Anangpal as the founder of Lal Kot, whose name is inscribed on Iron Pillar of Delhi at Qutb complex, ascribed to Chandra or Chandragupta IIAnangpal Tomar, who, according to historian Augustus Hoernle, was a Rajput ruler of Delhi, often described as the founder of Delhi, built the citadel some 10 kilometres from Suraj Kund.

British-era architecture in ___________ Delhi dates to the British rule in India

  • Lutyen's
  • Martin's
  • Henry's
  • Leonardo's

Delhi after Independence

Delhi in 1950s

Connaught Place was designed as a part of Lutyens Delhi, and is one landmark that defines the capital even after all these decades. This picture was taken when the then Premier of the Soviet Union, Nikolai Bulganin visited India in 1955.

It’s called a Hydroleria Plane that was designed in the 50’s to run both on water and land


Who won the First Battle Of Delhi?

  • Mughals
  • Marathas
  • Rajputs
  • Persians

Delhi Now

What's Delhi Like Now?

From which year Delhi Metro started its operations?

  • 2000
  • 2002
  • 2005
  • 2008