Since its inception, Delhi has been one of the most important centers trade in the Indian subcontinent. Continuously inhabited since the 6th century BC, remnants of the glory of ancient empires still lays scattered all throughout the city.
It was after the 1857 revolt, when the British moved their capital from Kolkata to Delhi, that the city really rose in prominence on the global scale. We chose some of the best photographs of Delhi shot during the 18th and 19th centuries, to give you a glimpse of what life was like in the capital of the ‘Jewel Of The Crown’.
ImageCredits: Fulldhamaal, Vintag