The city of New Delhi was built over a period of 20 years based upon a design by Sir Edwin Lutyens. Many villages were razed and hills flattened to create a gleaming jewel for the British Empire.
New Delhi is the eighth city of Delhi. Seven previous empires built their capitals in this ancient city. New Delhi's history is rich with architectural monuments and legends.
Reference: Ward, Mariellen, Aging gracefully: New Delhi at 100, thestar.com, December 9, 2011
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