Of the many "urban" villages of southern Delhi, the settlements of Hauz Khas and Shahpur Jat have had a special relationship, both, with each other and with Delhi over the ages. Madhav will lead the participants through the two settlements unraveling their history of waxing and waning significance to the cities of Mehrauli, Siri and modern New Delhi. The walk will reveal patterns of settlement that still impact the way the city grows and includes (or excludes) of different forms of urbanism in its ambit.
From the building of Firoz Shah Tughlaq's tomb on the banks of Hauz Khas, to the development of the Asian Games Village, to the building of the DMRC Yellow Line, the precinct, it's monuments and contemporary developments are a living testament to the complexity and tumult of the cities of Delhi over the ages.
Madhav Raman is an architect and urbanist. He founded Anagram Architects in 2001, an architectural practice in partnership with Vaibhav Dimri. Anagram Architects is internationally recognised as amongst the top emerging practices in the world with a commitment towards delivering deeply contextual designs that encourage sustainable lifestyles.
Meeting Point: Firuz Shah Tughlaq's Tomb, Corner of the Hauz Khas Monument (Maddarsa) at Hauz Khas Village
Tips: Please carry a bottle of water
Extra costs: NIL