Jama Masjid: Call of the Soul

Paper Type: 170 gsm art paper (gloss) | Size: 305 mm x 235 mm
All colour; 150 photographs and 15 maps; 148 pages; Flexiback
ISBN-10: 8190193635 | ISBN-13: 978-81-90193-63-4

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Interesting facts and anecdotes combine with beautiful photographs and exclusive illustrations to bring alive the Jama Masjid. This book narrates the story of a grand edifice, its architectural details and its surroundings through the centuries. Turn some pages of Jama Masjid—Call of the Soul and you can visualise yourself going up a majestic flight of steps that leads to the grand mosque. This splendid structure, a witness to changing times, stands on a rocky hill in the heart of Delhi. Here, the old and new come together to tell a tale of this doorway to paradise. Right from Mughal emperor Shah Jahan’s vision to the present day festivities during Id, stories, myths, legends intertwine with facts and figures to present a tribute to the wonder that is the Jama Masjid. The Foreword is written by Professor Mushirul Hasan, Vice Chancellor, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.

N. L. Batra
N. L. Batra

N.L. Batra has been closely associated with the conservation of historical monuments in India. He retired as Superintending Engineer, Archaeological Survey of India. 

Mushirul  Hasan
Mushirul Hasan

Late Professor Mushirul Hasan was an internationally renowned historian, prolific author and former Vice-Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. He is presently the Director-General of the National Archives of India. Professor Hasan has published books on India’s Partition, on communalism, and on the histories of Islam in South Asia. He has authored Partners in Freedom: Jamia Millia Islamia (2006); The Avadh Punch: Wit and Humour in Colonial North India (2007) and Wit and Wisdom: Pickings from the Parsee Punch (2012); and edited Mutiny Memoirs (2009); Sarojini Naidu: Her Way with Words (2012). He was also editor of the ongoing multi-volume history of the Indian National Congress, brought out by Niyogi Books starting in 2012