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Glittering Decades free pdf The Delhi of the nineteenth century and the early decades of the twentieth century was a stronghold of the British Raj, with strict hierarchies. Social and racial exclusivity were strictly maintained, and the biggest social event in Delhi was the Horse Show in February, which culminated in the grand Viceroy's Ball. By the time the city of New Delhi was launched, times were changing. The high society was turning more to tennis, golf, and midnight dances. Racial and social barriers were slowly breaking down. Clubs, which used to be whites-only, were now welcoming Indian members. Glittering Decades - New Delhi in Love and War examines all these changes. It focuses on the influence these rituals and interactions had on the city, shaping its social culture and its future.

About Pothen Nayantara

Nayantara Pothen was born to a Malayali father and a Punjabi mother. She has a doctorate in History from the University of Sydney. She has previously contributed to a collection of writings on Delhi, City Improbable: Writings on Delhi, edited by Khushwant Singh. Glittering Decades - New Delhi in Love and War is her first book.

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Author : Pothen Nayantara
Publisher : Penguin Books India
Data Published : 19 January 2012
ISBN : 0670086002
EAN : 9780670086009
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 288 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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