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Delhi Rewind: How Partition migrants made Daryaganj a hub for Hindi publishers

April 05, 2022 7:44 am

When Amarnath Varma, 87, and his family decided to move out of Multan in the wake of the Partition, the most prized possessions they transferred to Delhi beforehand were thousands of books that lined their bookstore. Varma’s grandfather had started the books business, selling titles in Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi.

Darya Ganj book market shut, vendors seek revised time

February 08, 2021 2:09 am

The vendors have been appealing to change their timings to 7 am to 5 pm, like it was before the pandemic, and have approached and written to the district administration many times, most recently on February 4.

The legend of Daal Makhani

January 03, 2020 12:00 pm

A restaurant in New Delhi recreates flavours from the bylanes of Daryaganj in Old Delhi

Daryaganj violence: Delhi court extends judicial custody of 15 people by two weeks

December 23, 2019 4:36 pm

The court passed the order after they were produced before it on expiry of their two-day judicial custody (JC).

CAA protest: 15 held for Darya ganj violence sent in two-day judicial custody

December 21, 2019 7:22 pm

Darya Ganj violence: Among the arrested are mostly carpenters, daily wage labourers and people who went to the mosque for their Friday prayers.

At Mahila Haat, some vendors say sales hit

October 07, 2019 8:50 am

Around 160 vendors set up shop at the Mahila Haat on Sunday as many protested at Asaf Ali Road against the eviction.

From Darya Ganj To Mahila Haat: Sunday book market reopens, amid some protests

September 16, 2019 7:46 am

When The Indian Express visited the market, it found only around 30 shops. As per the terms of the contract, the MCD-owned Mahila Haat will be leased out to the vendors every Sunday for two years, at a rent of Rs 200 per day. The contract will be renewed after two years.

Delhi’s Daryaganj book market shuts down: This is not the first time

August 05, 2019 5:34 pm

A stretch of road dedicated to books is not just peculiar to Delhi. College Street in Kolkata and Moore Market in Chennai are similar haunts.

Curtains for Delhi's Darya Ganj book market

August 05, 2019 2:29 am

Following a Delhi High Court order last month to the North Delhi Municipal Corporation to shut all markets on Netaji Subhash Marg the market has been shut.

In photos: The Daryaganj pavement that turns into a book lover's paradise every Sunday

April 27, 2018 3:51 pm

Every year, the Delhi Municipal Corporation orders the closure of the market on Sunday preceding Republic Day (January 26) and Independence Day (August 15). But for the first time in its history, the Sunday book market was closed for 5-weeks in a row.


From Daryaganj to Mahila Haat: Delhi's iconic Sunday book market finds a new home

September 17, 2019 8:42 am

Every Sunday, for the past 54 years, the Daryaganj Sunday book market has been catering to book-lovers of all kinds — be it school students, university professors, or students preparing for competitive examinations.

The shafakhanas of Old Delhi

August 05, 2019 7:54 am

Khandaani Shafakhana, starring Sonakshi Sinha, Varun Sharma, Badshah and Annu Kapoor among others, deals with the taboo around sexual health in a quirky way. Let's take a look at some of the prominent sex clinics in old Delhi.