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Jama Masjid
Call of the Soul
Paper Type: 170 gsm art paper (gloss) | Size: 305 x 235mm
All colour; 150 photographs and 15 maps


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.

N. L. Batra
N. L. Batra

N.L. Batra has been closely associated with the conservation of historical monuments in India. He retired as Superintending Engineer, Archaeological Survey of India.

Mushirul  Hasan
Mushirul Hasan

Internationally known historian, Mushirul Hasan,  has served as Vice Chancellor, Jamia Millia Islamia  and Director-General, National Archives of India.