Call of the Soul
By NL Batra


Interesting facts and anecdotes combine with beautiful photographs and exclusive illustrations to bring alive the Jama Masjid. This book narrates the story of a grand edifice, its architectural details and its surroundings through the centuries. Turn some pages of Jama Masjid—Call of the Soul and you can visualise yourself going up a majestic flight of steps that leads to the grand mosque. This splendid structure, a witness to changing times, stands on a rocky hill in the heart of Delhi. Here, the old and new come together to tell a tale of this doorway to paradise. Right from Mughal emperor Shah Jahan’s vision to the present day festivities during Id, stories, myths, legends intertwine with facts and figures to present a tribute to the wonder that is the Jama Masjid.
The Foreword is written by Professor Mushirul Hasan, Vice Chancellor, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.
NL Batra has been closely associated with historical monuments in India for well over four decades.
A prolific writer, who has regularly contributed to periodicals in India and abroad, NL Batra took up the challenge to highlight facts and attributes of the Jama Masjid, which had so far remained unknown. Jama Masjid: Call of the Soul is a realisation of his dream. His book Dilli’s Red Fort: by the Yamuna on heritage conservation, preservation and restoration of monuments received wide acclaim from scholars and historians.
Size: 12 inches x 9.25 inches
Binding: Hardcover with Dust Jacket
Paper: 170 gsm gloss
Page extent: 162
4 colour
Photographs: 150
Maps/Illustrations: 15
ISBN: 81-901936-3-5
Price: INR 1500

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