In 1911 the British determined to shift the capital of India from Calcutta (Kolkata) to Delhi, and a three-member committee was formed to plan the construction of the new administrative centre. The key architect on the committee was Sir Edwin Lutyens; it was he who gave shape to the city.
What is India’s old name?
Though not all of India, Aryavarta was the name for the Northern region of India. A name that is still used, the Persians named India Hind or Hindustan. India is officially called Bharat or the Republic of India and is called so after the Ruler Bharata.
What are the 7 cities of Delhi?
Historians speak of the “Seven Cities of Delhi” but, between 1100 A.D. and 1947 A.D., there have actually been eight of them:
- The oldest city near the site of the Qutab Minar.
- The city around Purana Qila.
- New Delhi.
Who is the king of India?
Chandra Gupta I, king of India (reigned 320 to c. 330 ce) and founder of the Gupta empire. He was the grandson of Sri Gupta, the first known ruler of the Gupta line. Chandra Gupta I, whose early life is unknown, became a local chief in the kingdom of Magadha (parts of modern Bihar state).
Who ruled Delhi after Tomar Kings?
Anangpal Tomar II was succeeded by his grandson Prithviraj Chauhan. Delhi Sultanate was established in 1192 after Prithviraj Chauhan’s defeat in the Battle of Tarain (present-day Haryana) by the Ghurid forces.
Is Delhi a state or union territory 2021?
Delhi or the National Capital Territory of Delhi is a city and a union territory in India which consists of the national capital, New Delhi. Much like the states of India, Delhi is administered by its own legislature, high court and council of ministers.
How many times Delhi destroyed?
Although Delhi was destroyed 10 times, the destructions could never affect its spirits.