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Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz’s thoughtful and wide-ranging essays capture an era of turbulence and hope in the Middle East, from Anwar Sadat’s rule in Egypt, to the Yom Kippur war and subsequent peace treaty with Israel and the role of the USSR in the region.Book your copy
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What we know today as Chandni Chowk was once a part of one of the greatest cities of the world—the imperial city established by the Mughal emperor Shahjahan in the seventeenth century, and named after him—Shahjahanabad. This is the story of how the city came to be established, its grandeur as the capital of an empire at its peak, and its important role in shaping the language and culture of North India. It is also the story of the many tribulations the city has seen—the invasion of Nadir Shah, the Revolt of 1857, Partition.
Swapna Liddle draws upon a wide variety of sources, such as the accounts of Mughal court chroniclers, travellers’ memoirs, poetry, newspapers and government documents, to paint a vivid and dynamic panorama of the city from its inception to recent times.