Fractured Forest, Quartzite City: A History of Delhi and Its Ridge

31 October 2020

Thomas Crowley

In this extensive ecological history of the Ridge in Delhi, the author examines recent developments, such as luxury malls being allowed to stand on Ridge land. He argues that, though the area functioned as the city’s “green lung” in a time of growing air pollution, understanding its history is critical to imagining a future that considers environmental problems facing the city.

Yoda Press, Sage India and Select, Rs 795, 368 pages