Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
Share
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Your Cart (0)
Books > History > Delhi: A City of Museums
Displaying 3512 of 4778         Previous  |  NextSubscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Delhi: A City of Museums
Delhi: A City of Museums
Description
From the Jacket:

Delhi: A City of Museums is a beautifully designed guide and reference book for tourists and art, history and culture enthusiasts. Delhi showcases the country's absorbing geographical, political, social and art history in the range of fascinating museums found within its limits. The author has compiled in this volume a bird's eye view of ten important museums in the city. Each chapter is walk through the history of the exhibitions of each museum, and is lavishly illustrated with striking photographs. In departing from conventional formats of guide books and catalogues – with few exceptions, the only forms of information available currently on museums in Delhi – the author has accomplished the demanding task of presenting an admirably readable account of tem prominent museums in Delhi. The museums selected have been established in the last fifty years, post India's independence, but some have antecedents in pre-independence India. The narration reflects the painstaking research and infectious enthusiasm of the author, as well as an abiding interest, closing the gap between the wealth of information that museums provide and our own lives.

The book opens with a foreword by notes arts and cultural theorist, Kapila Vatsyayan.

Listing of Museums in the Book:

Sanskriti Museum of Everyday Art
Gallery of Musical Instruments
National Philatelic Museum
National Museum of National History
National Rail Museum
Maritime Heritage Gallery
Craft Museum
Air Force Museum
National Gallery of Modern Art

About the Author:

Satyen Mohapatrais a special correspondent with a prominent English news daily, the Hindustan Times. He has over twenty-five years' experience in reporting on a variety of subjects, including science and technology, agriculture, health, education, culture, environment, consumer affairs, politics, crime, and women and children. He lives and works in Delhi.

CONTENTS
Acknowledgements VI
Photo Credits VII
Foreword VIII
Map of Museums in Delhi XI
Introduction XIII
National Museum of National History 1
Crafts Museum 16
Sanskriti Museum of Everyday Art 30
Maritime Heritage Gallery 46
National Rail Museum 61
Air Force Museum 78
National Philatelic Museum 93
Gallery of Musical Instruments 109
National Gallery of Modern Art 126
National Museum 137
Appendix 1 156
Appendix 2 158
References 160

Delhi: A City of Museums

Item Code:
IDF383
Cover:
Hardcover
Edition:
2006
Publisher:
Rupa Publication Pvt. Ltd.
ISBN:
8129108305
Language:
English
Size:
11" X 8.6"
Pages:
175 (Illustrated in Full Colour)
Other Details:
Weight of the Book: 980 gms
Price:
$37.50   Shipping Free
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Delhi: A City of Museums

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 7238 times since 20th Feb, 2013
From the Jacket:

Delhi: A City of Museums is a beautifully designed guide and reference book for tourists and art, history and culture enthusiasts. Delhi showcases the country's absorbing geographical, political, social and art history in the range of fascinating museums found within its limits. The author has compiled in this volume a bird's eye view of ten important museums in the city. Each chapter is walk through the history of the exhibitions of each museum, and is lavishly illustrated with striking photographs. In departing from conventional formats of guide books and catalogues – with few exceptions, the only forms of information available currently on museums in Delhi – the author has accomplished the demanding task of presenting an admirably readable account of tem prominent museums in Delhi. The museums selected have been established in the last fifty years, post India's independence, but some have antecedents in pre-independence India. The narration reflects the painstaking research and infectious enthusiasm of the author, as well as an abiding interest, closing the gap between the wealth of information that museums provide and our own lives.

The book opens with a foreword by notes arts and cultural theorist, Kapila Vatsyayan.

Listing of Museums in the Book:

Sanskriti Museum of Everyday Art
Gallery of Musical Instruments
National Philatelic Museum
National Museum of National History
National Rail Museum
Maritime Heritage Gallery
Craft Museum
Air Force Museum
National Gallery of Modern Art

About the Author:

Satyen Mohapatrais a special correspondent with a prominent English news daily, the Hindustan Times. He has over twenty-five years' experience in reporting on a variety of subjects, including science and technology, agriculture, health, education, culture, environment, consumer affairs, politics, crime, and women and children. He lives and works in Delhi.

CONTENTS
Acknowledgements VI
Photo Credits VII
Foreword VIII
Map of Museums in Delhi XI
Introduction XIII
National Museum of National History 1
Crafts Museum 16
Sanskriti Museum of Everyday Art 30
Maritime Heritage Gallery 46
National Rail Museum 61
Air Force Museum 78
National Philatelic Museum 93
Gallery of Musical Instruments 109
National Gallery of Modern Art 126
National Museum 137
Appendix 1 156
Appendix 2 158
References 160
Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy

Related Items

Muslim Man and Woman From Delhi
Papier Machie
16 inch Tall
Item Code: ZBF80
$255.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Rustless Wonder: An Interactive CD-Rom title on The Iron Pillar at Delhi (Set of 2 CDs)
Vigyan Prasar
Item Code: IZA285
$50.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Qutb Minar & the Qutb Complex New Delhi (CD ROM)
Publications Division (2005)
Item Code: ICP098
$28.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Essence Of Delhi (Amazing India) (Audio CD)
Balbir Kumar And Gunnar Muhlmann
Music Today (2005)
Item Code: ICI027
$28.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Eye Pillow
Central Cottage Industries Corporation Of India Limited, Jawahar Vyapar Bhavan, New Delhi
Item Code: AMV64
$30.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Ramayana - Balakanda (Bharatnatyam Dance Style Part-1) (DVD Video)
Centre For Cultural Resources And Training, New Delhi
54:25 Minutes
Item Code: ICH084
$17.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Shah Jahan
Water Color Painting on Paper
Artist:Kailash Raj
6 inch x 7.5 inch
Item Code: MB78
$455.00
 With Frame (Add $90.00)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Specimens of Calligraphy in The Delhi Museum of Archaeology
by Khan Sahib Maulvi Zafar Hasan
Hardcover (Edition: 1998)
Archaeological Survey of India
Item Code: NAM247
$20.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
A Textbook of Padartha Vijnana evam Ayurveda Itihasa (According to The New Syllabus of C.C.I.M, New Delhi)
by Dr. Dingari Lakshmana Chary
Paperback (Edition: 2014)
Chaukhambha Sanskrit Pratishthan
Item Code: IDI085
$40.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Kalimat Al-Sadiqin (A Hagiography of Sufis buried at Delhi until 1614 A.D.)
by Muhammad Sadiq Dihlwi Kashmiri Hamdani
Hardcover (Edition: 1990)
Kitab Bhavan
Item Code: NAH306
$25.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Mostly Birds, Some Monkeys, and a Pest (Nature in and Around Delhi)
by Ranjit Lal
Hardcover (Edition: 2000)
Ravi Dayal Publisher
Item Code: NAH527
$15.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Delhi: City of Yoginis
by Suphal Kumar
Paperback (Edition: 2006)
Pilgrims publishing
Item Code: IDI989
$25.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Nobody Con Love You More (Life In Delhi's Red Light District)
by Mayank Austen Soofi
Hardcover (Edition: 2012)
Penguin Viking
Item Code: NAG231
$30.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Trees of Delhi (A Field Guide)
by Pradip Krishen
Paperback (Edition: 2006)
Dorling Kindersley India Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: NAG634
$55.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Zafar and The Raj (Anglo- Mughal Delhi c. 1800-1850)
by Amar Farooqui
Hardcover (Edition: 2013)
Primus Books
Item Code: NAM031
$35.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now

Testimonials

I recieved my Mahavir pendant today. It is wonderful. I was recently in Delhi and as it was a spiritual trip visiting Jain temples in Rajasthan, Agra, Rishikesh and Delhi i did not have the opportunity to shop much. The pendant is beautiful and i shall treasure it. I have attached a picture of me in India. Your country and the people will always be in my heart.
Evelyn, Desoto, Texas.
I received my Order this week, It's wonderful. I really thank you very much.
Antonio Freitas, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
I have been ordering from your site for several years and am always pleased with my orders and the time frame is lovely also. Thanks for being such a wonderful company.
Delia, USA
I recviced Book Air Parcel(Nadi-Astrology). I am glad to see this book. Thankx. Muhammad Arshad Nadeem Pakistan.
Muhammad Arshad Nadeem
It is always a great pleasure to return to Exotic India with its exquisit artwork, books and other items. As I said several times before, Exotic India is far more than a highly professional Indian online shop; it is in fact an excellent ambassador to the world for the splendour of Indian wisdom and spirituality. I wish a happy and successful New Year 2017 to Exotic India and its employees! You can be very proud of yourself!
Dr Michael Seeber (psychiatrist and psychotherapist, Essen/Germany)
My last order arrived in a reasonable amount of time, regarding the long way it had to take! I am glad to find this and some other ayurvedic remedy, as well as books and much other things at your online-store and I am looking forward to be your customer again, some time.
Andreas, Germany.
Намаскар! Честно говоря, сомневался. Но сегодня получил свой заказ. Порадовала упаковка, упаковано всё очень тщательно и аккуратно. Большое спасибо, как раз подарок к Новому Году! Namaskar! Frankly, I doubted. But today received my order. We were pleased with the packaging. Everything is packed carefully and accurately. Thank you very much, just a gift for the New Year!
Ruslan, Russia.
Thanks for the great sale!! It really helped me out. I love Exotic India.
Shannon, USA
I have got the 3 parcels with my order today and everything is perfect. Thank you very much for such a good packaging to protect the items and for your service.
Guadalupe, Spain
Great books! I am so glad you make them available to order, thank you!
Yevgen, USA
TRUSTe online privacy certification
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2017 © Exotic India