Town Planning Concept – Shahjahanabad

Delhi is a city that has seen both glory and destruction in its long. It has been plundered, ruined time and again only to spring from its ashes to become the capital of powerful dynasties. 

Fortunately, the resilient and enduring culture and heritage has withstood the test of time and the city continues to   live.

The heart of Delhi can be found in Old Delhi, 350 yrs old, yet strong and beating. Its many-branched arteries are narrow with age, its veins jostle for space, and its lifeblood is bound to get clotted at some places at any time.

No city reflects the endless drama of change better.

By the time the emperor Shah Jahan (1928-58) came to the throne, the Mughal empire had ruled continuously over northern India for almost a century and the artistic tradition of Mughals had reached a stage of maturity and refinement.  During Shah Jahan’s rein the architectural development was remarkable due to his interest and patronage of architecture. His buildings were characterized by sensitivity and delicateness.

Here is a presentation on the planning of the Shahjahanabad….

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