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Transfer of capital, Calcutta to Delhi

Transfer of capital, Calcutta to Delhi

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Published by Dey"s Pub. in Kolkata .
Written in English


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Statementcompiled by Nityapriya Ghosh, Krityapriya Ghosh
The Physical Object
Pagination288 p.
Number of Pages288
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25348944M
LC Control Number2012354248

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  A capital plan: The history, and future, of Lutyens’ Delhi; A capital plan: The history, and future, of Lutyens’ Delhi “We have decided upon the transfer of the seat of the Government of India from Calcutta to the ancient Capital of Delhi.” And thus began a year-long project spearheaded by Lutyens and Baker, who built Parliament.   Following the transfer of the capital from Calcutta to Delhi in , the present building of the National Archives of India was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and constructed in By , the task of transfer of all records from Calcutta to New Delhi was completed.

Who among the following British Governor- Generals shifted India’s capital from Calcutta to Delhi in ? a) Lord Louis Mountbatten b) Lord Canning c) Lord Hardinge d). We embark on a full day of sightseeing in India’s capital. In Old Delhi we visit Humayun’s Tomb and Jama Masjid - India’s largest and oldest mosque. Continue to Raj Ghat and enjoy an exhilarating tuk-tuk ride around Chandni Chowk bazaar. In New Delhi we see the ceremonial Rajpath and the famous India Gate monument.


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A century ago, Lord Hardinge, the Viceroy of India, laid out in a letter why Britain should move the capital of its empire to Delhi from Calcutta. The foundation stone of New Delhi was laid by Emperor George V during the Delhi Durbar of It was designed by British architects Sir Edwin Lutyens and Sir Herbert new capital was inaugurated on 13 Februaryby Viceroy and Governor-General of India Lord Irwin.

Although colloquially Delhi and New Delhi are Calcutta to Delhi book interchangeably to refer to the Country: India. The transfer of capital of British India from Calcutta to Delhi was effected during the period of- 1) a century ago at the Calcutta Session of the Indian National Congress.

It was penned by famous Bengali author Bankim Chandra Chatarjee on his book 'Ananda Math'. Originally written in Bengali and was adopted in its hindi version. After the Mughals, Delhi went into disuse and Calcutta became the capital of India under the British.

However, British shifted the capital to Delhi. Thus, New Delhi the capital city, had its foundation stone laid by Gorge V, the then Emperor of India. The event took place in the Delhi Durbar of It was.

It was only after the coronation of the Emperor-King that an imperial farman was read out, one that announced the transfer of the seat of the government of India from Calcutta to “the ancient capital of Transfer of capital Thus, for the first time since Shah Jahan made it his capital inDelhi found itself at the centre of power again.

New Delhi, the capital city, had its foundation stone laid by George V, the then Emperor of India. The event took place in the Delhi Durbar of   It was in Decemat the coronation of George V as the Emperor of India, that the decision to transfer the capital from Calcutta to Delhi was made.

Three days later, the foundation stone laying event was held. FromCalcutta was the capital of India,or rather say British India. 12 Decemberduring the Delhi Durbar, George V, then Emperor of India, along with Queen Mary, his Consort, made the announcement that the capital of the Raj was to.

Kolkata - Kolkata - Capital of British India: Calcutta did not become the capital of British India untilwhen the first governor-general, Warren Hastings, transferred all important offices to the city from Murshidabad, the provincial Mughal capital.

In Bombay (now Mumbai) and Madras (now Chennai) became subordinate to the government at Fort William. The distinction between New Delhi and Delhi seems to be blurred, but originally there was an Old Delhi, a walled city, and when the British moved India’s capital, they built the new city of New Delhi.

New Delhi’s metro area has nearly 14 million people, and it. Kolkata, formerly known as Calcutta in English, is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal and is located in eastern India on the east bank of the River city was a colonial city developed by the British East India Company and then by the British Empire.

Kolkata was the capital of the British Indian empire until when the capital was relocated to Delhi. A well-written and enriching book on Delhi's transformation from national capital to a morally, economically and population-wise exploding metropolis.

Dasgupta's skills as a writer of fiction helps and makes this a entertaining by: 6. Henceforth, Calcutta became the capital of British India. Why did the capital move to Delhi from Calcutta. Early ’s, Bengal was amid all political affairs for many factors like fertile lands, cheaper labors, immense zamindari wealth and flourishing : Rohini Das.

The first document on the transfer of the capital is of great interest as it brings out the official thinking behind shifting the capital from Calcutta to Delhi.

It is a letter dated November 1,from Lord Crewe, Secretary of State for India, to Lord Hardinge, Governor-General of India in Council, in reply to Lord Hardinge’s letter of.

The decision by Britain to move its capital to Delhi was a rushed affair, which left the families of administrators fighting for space in pre.

Only a handful of people knew of the proposal to transfer the capital of the British empire in India from Calcutta to Delhi. The discussions and plans were kept top secret, as was the estimated. Kolkata (/ k ɒ l ˈ k ɑː t ə / or / k ɒ l ˈ k ʌ t ə /, Bengali: [ˈkolˌkata] (), also known as Calcutta / k æ l ˈ k ʌ t ə /, the official name until ) is the capital of the Indian state of West ing to the Indian census, it is the seventh most populous city in India; the city had a population of million, while the suburb population brought the total to 14 Country: India.

Delhi was inaugurated as the capital of India 86 years ago. The British government believed that ruling India from Delhi was easier and more convenient than from Calcutta.

The origin of New Delhi can be traced to the Coronation Durbar in Decemberwhere Emperor George V announced the transfer of the capital of the British Empire in India from Calcutta to Delhi.

Swapna Liddle traces in fascinating detail the events that led up to that historic day: the deliberations over the choice [ ]. The transfer of all records from Calcutta to New Delhi was completed in This publication will immensely benefit the scholars interested in Gandhian studies and history of modern India at large.

The book will be another milestone added to the publications that have been brought out by National Archives of India from time to time.

All the tensions led to the transfer of the capital of British India to Delhi. Even after the transfer, Kolkata remained a major hub for trade and independence struggle.

History and Culture Owing to its expansive history and rich traditions, Kolkata has .Book Cheap Flights from New Delhi to Kolkata (Calcutta) Search and compare airfares on Tripadvisor to find the best flights for your trip to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Choose the best airline for you by reading reviews and viewing hundreds of ticket .Shri Prahlad Singh Patel to launch the book the Diary of Manu Gandhi in New Delhi; Shri Prahlad Singh Patel to launch the book the Diary of Manu Gandhi in New Delhi The transfer of the capital from Calcutta to Delhi in The present building of the National Archives of India constructed in which was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.