The ‘Delhi Renaissance’: Indigenous roots of colonial modernity by Swapna Liddle

“Delhi in the time of the last Mughal emperors was the site of extraordinary intellectual activity, laying the foundations of a modernity that drew on both Western and Indian ideas.”

Swapna Liddle is a historian with a special interest in Delhi. As a scholar, she has studied the development of Delhi as an imperial capital city, particularly under Mughal and British rule. She is the author of The Broken Script : Delhi Under The East India Company And The Fall of The Mughal Dynasty, 1803-1857. This talk took place on 13 Jan 2023 at Durbar Hall, The Asiatic Society of Mumbai.