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Displaced Calcutta as the capital of British India in 1912. It was selected to stand adjacent to Old Delhi, erstwhile capital of the Mughal empire, to emphasize continuity between the two imperial traditions. Many of its public buildings were designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens to provide a sense of majesty, yet within 35 years the British had gone.

Subjects: Lifestyle, Home, and Garden — British History.


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