Tour Old Delhi with Ananya Dasgupta through the following photo essay.
There have been innumerable attempts over the centuries to document the older parts of India’s capital. My visual journey into Old Delhi’s lanes and quaint corners was an attempt to renew my own approach to the city’s environment. In this space, the ruins of Mughal architecture serve as a backdrop to today’s economic practices. The detritus of evolving India – costumes, children’s games like Ludo, antique clocks – finds a place in the old city. But it remains above all the living home of a new generation that plays street cricket and chases rickshaws laden with biryani.
One of many faces in the crowd in the street facing Jama Masjid
Ananya Dasgupta is currently pursuing a masters degree at LSE’s Department of Social Anthropology. Photographs may not be reproduced without Dasgupta’s permission.