Asār-us-Sanadīd

(The Remnants of Ancient Heroes)

Sayyid Ahmad Khan. Translated and edited by Rana Safvi

Tulika Books

Asār-us-Sanadīd

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Pub Date: July 2018

ISBN: 9789382381877

432 Pages

Format: Hardcover

List Price: $64.00£50.00

Asār-us-Sanadīd

(The Remnants of Ancient Heroes)

Sayyid Ahmad Khan. Translated and edited by Rana Safvi

Tulika Books

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This volume joins together in English for the first time the two editions of Sir Sayyid Ahmed Khan’s classic account of the monuments and environs of precolonial Delhi. Translator Rana Safvi’s annotations and appendices trace the historical development of the text between 1847 and 1854, before the cataclysmic events of 1857 changed Delhi forever. The volume includes sketches from the original Urdu edition. It is a valuable resource for urban historians and scholars of Delhi’s monumental history.

About the Author

Sayyid Ahmad Khan (1817–1898) was one of the architects of modern India and the founder of the Muhammadan Anglo-Oriental College, which later became the Aligarh Muslim University.

Rana Safvi is an author and historian with a passion for culture and heritage. She is the founder and moderator of the #shair platform on Twitter, credited with reviving popular interest in Urdu poetry.