Heritage | The Old Delhi dictionary4 min read . Updated: 03 Mar 2013, 04:51 PM IST
Names that tell great stories, places that show hidden worldsthe Walled City, street by street
Once, it was a land of galis (lanes) and kuchas (residential alleys usually inhabited by people having the same occupation). But little remains of Purani Dehli’s canals and tree-lined passageways bespeaking the Mughal era. Windowless hovels and dangling power cables fit the modern description of Old Delhi, aka Shahjahanabad. Its neighbourhoods retain almost nothing of their original character.
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