Delhi Heritage: Top 10 Baolis


  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Niyogi Books Private Limited; First edition (6 August 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9389136113
  • ISBN-13: 978-9389136111
  • Package Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 1.5 cm

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Delhi heritage top 10 Series is a comprehensive guide to Delhi heritage icons and architectural gems. The first volume in the series delves into the fascinating history and the great significance of forgotten, subterranean, man-made water structures, commonly known as baolis or stepwells. The book walks us through the top ten baolis, with two special mentions at the end. Besides giving a vivid description of the functioning and revival of the baolis, the book also focuses on the social importance of each structure. The work is an outcome of a three-year-long research from various archives and contains historic as well as modern photographs along with architectural drawings. The Foreward has been written by Prof. Sohail Hashmi.

About the Author

A heritage activist and educator, Vikramjit Singh Rooprai is known for his intensive research on Delhi’s heritage and for establishing The Heritage Photography Club (THPC). He promotes heritage through various mediums ”poetry, theatre, photography, games and lectures. He is also a teacher trainer and has helped set up Heritage Labs in schools and colleges, where different subjects are taught by giving examples from history, and via games and liberal arts.