Moving Frontiers: Delhi’s Hinterland in 1870’s-1910’s

Dinesh Kataria


Focussing on the hinterland of Delhi in the period between 1870 and 1910, this essay explores the ways in which Shahjahanbad/Old Delhi and its rural periphery approached each other. 

In particular, the period saw a tighter integration of the economies of city and rural periphery with crucial repercussions on the ‘constitution’ of the rural itself.


Delhi, City, Delhi's Suburbs, Rural Lands, suburbanisation

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