Old Delhi

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Old Delhi (Hindi: पुरानी दिल्ली, Punjabi: ਪੁਰਾਣੀ ਦਿੱਲੀ, Urdu: پُرانی دلّیPurānī Dillī), walled city of Delhi, was founded as Shahjahanabad (Hindi: शाहजहानाबाद, Punjabi: ਸ਼ਾਹਜਹਾਨਾਬਾਦ, Urdu: شاہجہان آباد‎) by Indian Emperor Shahjahan in 1639.[1] It remained the capital of the Mughals until the end of the Mughal dynasty.[2][3]


  1. http://www.dawn.com/weekly/dmag/archive/080817/dmag9.htm Past Present: Shahjahanabad Before 1857; by Mubarak Ali
  2. History of Mughal Architecture; by R. Nath, Abhinav Publications, 2006
  3. City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi; by William Dalrymple, Olivia Fraser. HarperCollins, 1993

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