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Smoke without Fire: Portraits of Pre-Partition Delhi

Abdul, Rahman Siddiqi (Author)

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Description

Author: Abdul, Rahman Siddiqi

Languages: English

Number Of Pages: 307

Binding: Hardcover

Package Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.7 x 1.0 inches

Release Date: 10-02-2011

Details: The book could have been appropriately subtitled as 'Life in Pre-Partition Delhi (Dilli) Laid Bare'. It is, the first, and easily the last one of its kind by one of the vanishing breed of vintage Dilliwalas, born, bred and educated over there, before emigrating to Pakistan. Old Dilli of the author's childhood, breathed the very air of the life and times of Ghadar - the (Revolt or the Mutiny) of 1857. Until the early 30s there was hardly any electricity, running water, pucca paved streets and public transport except for tongas and dolies for women traveling from one mohallah, one house, one street to another.

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