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Delhi, Saint James Church.jpg
Presidency: Bengal
Coordinates: 28.656233°N 77.241066°E″ E
Altitude: 239 m (784 ft)
Present Day Details
Place Name: Delhi
State/Province: National Capital Region
Country: India
Transport links
East Indian Railway
Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway
Great Indian Peninsula Railway
North Western Railway
Oudh and Rohilkhand Railway
Southern Punjab Railway
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places of interest during the British period

Delhi, the ancient capital of the Moghul Empire, succeeded Calcutta as the capital of British India in 1911. It was the pre-eminent commercial and railway centre of the Punjab, more important than Lahore. It was the headquarters of Delhi District in the Delhi Division of Punjab Province during the British period.

Military history

Battle of Delhi 1803
Relief of Delhi 1804
Delhi Massacre May 1857
Siege of Delhi 1857 – Subzee Mundee 9 June 1857
Siege of Delhi 1857 - Metcalfe House 12 June 1857
Siege of Delhi 1857 - Idgah Battery 17 June 1857
Siege of Delhi 1857 - Ochterlony Garden 19 June 1857
Recapture of Delhi Sept 1857

Spelling Variants

Modern name: Delhi
Variants: Dilli

Also see

FIBIS Resources


Further Information

See Imperial Delhi Committee
and Delhi Imperial Construction Railways

Also see "Historical books online", below

External Links

"Lutyens and Baker: A Friendship That Faltered on Raisina Hill" by Shashank Shekhar Sinha 06/08/2017

Historical books online

Punjab District Gazetteers Vol.V A. Delhi District 1912. Pdf download, Digital Library of India. mirror version.