Over centuries, Delhi has come to mean different things to different people. It has drawn saints and scholars, conquerors and traders, refugees and royals to its fertile lands with the promise of shelter, warmth and a place to dream. These dreams were not modest, either. The saints sought spiritual absolution and the conquerors, world domination. And Delhi was placed uniquely in world history to make both happen.
See the city as it once appeared from the vantage point of these vanished, obscured or simply forgotten sights—resurrected from the Sarmaya archives.
Some of Sufism's most charismatic leaders called Delhi home in the 13th and 14th centuries. Get to know these marvelous mystics
Meet the cultured, witty and charming ladies and lads of Delhi's erstwhile marketplace of desires
The five most compelling portraits of Delhi as drawn by some of its best known writers, artists and historians
Sarmad Kashani is one of the most enigmatic figures ever to be buried in the city of Delhi