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Monuments of Delhi free pdf This is an English translation of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan's Urdu work "Athar'al-Sanadid" of 1846 with original Sketches and Inscriptions. (Sir) Syed Ahmed Khan (the founder of Aligarh Muslim University) was born, and lived, in Delhi. He was greatly interested in its monuments which he surveyed and studied in-situ, meticulously copied their Arabic and Persian inscriptions and commissioned his artist Mirza Shah Rukh Beg Musawwir to draw their sketches. He consulted 41 Sanskrit and Persian works of History which were then available- these works have been listed in his Preface. With this material, he authored his work: "Athar'al-Sanadid", in Urdu, and published it in 1846. This was the FIRST work on this subject. It contained immensely useful historical and architectural data for the study of nearly 160 monuments of Delhi, built over a long span of time, from c.1192 to 1846 A.D., besides a few relics of the ancient period. Soon it became popular in India and abroad. Almost the whole of it was reproduced in French by M.Gardin de Tassey in the "Journal Asiatique". Edward Thomas, the author of the classical work: "The Chronicles of the Pathan Kings of Delhi" largely drew on the "Athar'al-Sanadid". It was almost a base book to Alexander Cunningham, the father of Indian Archaeology, and guided him in the preparation of his Report for the year 1862-65. His assistant J.D. Beglar who prepared his "Report on Delhi" separately also relied upon Syed Ahmed. His work, in fact, laid the foundation of the study of Monuments of Delhi and served as the basic authority for all later works. It is noteworthy that it records the FIRST survey of the monuments of Delhi, conducted by Syed Ahmed, much before the Archaeological Survey of India was born, and also before Maulvi Zafar Hasan's extensive survey and 4 Vol work (1916-20). He too largely depended on Syed Ahmed's pioneer work. It gives appraisal of ancient, medieval and modern history of Delhi (up to the British period) and describes its monuments briefly, yet adequately. The chronological arrangement of his chapters is quite convenient and workable. His description is simple and readable, without any jargon. Some monuments described by him have completely disappeared and only their sketches have remained in this book. Its sketches show the condition of these monuments as they were in 1846. Likewise, its inscriptions are rare, some of which are no longer extant. It is remarkable that he also placed on record ancient inscriptions of c. 3rd century B.C., 4th century A.D. and 12th century A.D., as well as medieval epigraphs. There always was the need of a faithful and comprehensive translation of this work into English. Though several Urdu editions were published subsequently, it was not translated, for more than a century. Finally, this Urdu work: "Athar'al-Sanadid" was translated into English by Prof. R. Nath and published under the title: "Monuments of Delhi: A Historical Study". This is the second revised edition as there was enormous gap of time between the 1846 Urdu work and First edition of English translation and again between first edition and the second edition. These gaps have been filled in, errors and omissions have been corrected, and text references and Appendix have been meticulously revised and repaired. 44 Sketches and 58 Inscriptions have been finished and corrected on computer and the work has been completely updated. Though there are numerous books on the Monuments of Delhi, including a few compiled officially by Govt. of India, this work is unique. It gives the information which is not otherwise available.

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Author : R. Nath
Publisher : Heritage
Data Published : 01 November 2010
ISBN : 8185105332
EAN : 9788185105338
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 280 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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