Historian, activist, academician and film-maker Sohail Hashmi was about fourteen when he discovered his love for the city's heritage as he ran away from school to visit the Tughlaqabad Fort for a day. He has since been exploring the city and has been conducting heritage walks for children and adults since 2000. His writings on Delhi focus on its languages, food, water bodies and monuments. He writes on issues of culture, language, education and communalism. He has conceptualised, researched, scripted and produced documentaries on Pioneers of Women’s education, lesser known freedom fighters, marginalised women and literacy, and on walks through Delhi. He currently works with Knowledge Infrastructure Systems Pvt Limited and is the founding Trustee of SAHMAT.
More about his walks on his FB page