from British India
(India gate commemorating Indian Army Soldiers)
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New Delhi, city, northern India. The country’s capital city, New Delhi is located in the state of Delhi, on the Yamuna River. New Delhi was built between 1912 and 1929 on a site adjacent to Delhi, or Old Delhi, which had been chosen to replace Calcutta (now Kolkata) as the capital of India in 1911; New Delhi was inaugurated as the new capital in 1931.
Predominantly an administrative center, the city also has textile mills, printing plants, and small manufacturing establishments.
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The streets of New Delhi are laid out symmetrically, according to the city plan drawn by the English architect Sir Edwin Landseer Lutyens. Lutyens also designed the majestic red sandstone and marble Rashtrapati Bhawan, formerly the palace of the viceroy and now the residence of the president, which is in the center of the city, as are parliament and other important government buildings. The architecture of these buildings is mainly European, with details of indigenous Indian styles. Another building that combines Indian and Western styles is the United States embassy designed by the American architect Edward Durell Stone.
Red Fort (1638 - 1648)
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The Raj Path, a wide boulevard bordered by trees and canals, runs east from the palace to a war memorial arch. The streets of the commercial center, Connaught Place, northeast of the palace, are laid out in a radial pattern.
entrance to Jami Masjid
(the great mosque of Delhi)
Shah Jahan 1644 - 1658
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man at the mosque
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Mohandas Gandhi Memorial
people paying respect
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A prayer ground in the southern section of New Delhi was the scene of the assassination of Mohandas Gandhi in 1948.
Qutab Minar (1193-1368)
(the iron pillar dates from Gupta King, who ruled from 375 - 413 AD)
the Mosque was built on the grounds of prior
(columns were from the Hindu temple)
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The Balmiki and Lakshminarayan temples, which he often visited, are in the city's western sector. Population (1991) 301,000.
Text from Microsoft Encarta
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Muslim man prefers "Coke"
family transport by pedicab
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the book at a Sikh temple
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