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Chandni Chauk

December 31, 1856
Mirza Firuz Shah
Scenery and Places
Bahadur Shah II 1837–1857

Chandni Chauk



The principal street of Delhi as seen before 1857. The principal street in modern Delhi is called Chandnee Chauk (Silver-street). On the left side of it, a little beyond a large tree are two small gilt domes, belonging to the Mosque of Roschim-ud-Dowlah, of great interest from the fact of Nadir Shah, in 1738, when he plundered Delhi, having seated himself upon the roof, and, drawing his sword, desired the massacre should continue till he sheathed it. When 100,000 of its inhabitants had been slaughtered, and the Emperor of Delhi, Mohommad Shah, threw himself at his feet, the tyrant returned his sword to his scabbard, and the carnage ceased. Mughal-Library

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Very good information.


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