Narayani Gupta

The writer is a historian of Delhi

Articles By Narayani Gupta

From refugee market to elitist outpost: the curious journey of Khan market

The curious journey of Khan market in the national capital.

Remembering Archana Gupta

She became victim to a horrifying sub-culture — ‘celebratory fire’.

India should safeguard places’ names with a body to approve name changes

A lot, actually. Place names mark the intersection between time and place, history and geography.

When the Twain Shall Meet

Romila Thapar’s new book highlights the need to reconcile culture with nationalism more sensitively.

Invitation To A Jugalbandi

Only a cooperative effort of the state and community can protect India’s heritage

Joining dots, gathering traces

Lotika Varadarajan used oral history, archival sources to trace journeys of objects

The citizens’ corner

The site of protests in Delhi may shift from Jantar Mantar to Ramlila Maidan. But is anyone listening?

With custodians like these

Agencies charged with the upkeep and protection of Delhi’s historic buildings find little thrill in their job. They see heritage as a burden, are impervious to its magic.

Name games

It’s Akbar’s turn now and the victim, as always, is history