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    Nayantara Pothen
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Glittering Decades book. And the frivolity of New Delhi's high society was kept in check by New Delhi was purpose-built to trumpet the supremacy of the British Raj and inaugurated in 1931.

Glittering Decades book. Instead it came to represent a fading imperial dream in the two decades that followed. In the heyday of the British Raj, strict social and racial hierarchies governed the social life of the city's ruling elites. And the frivolity of New Delhi's high society was kept in check by a faithful adherence to etiquette and protocol in everyday life.

Pothen, . Glittering Decades: New Delhi in Love and War, Penguin India: Delhi, 2012.

Nayantara Pothen fills a gap in the city's social history, and it's one which reminds us that we are not new to the idea of a society. One that had royal balls, garden parties, horse shows and polo seasons. What Pothen shows us is how little life has changed for the elites from Imperial Delhi, with its obsession with power by association. The rules were bent for women, but only just. So champagne was all right, but hard liquor was not. Slacks were allowed, but not dresses.

12] In 1991 her book Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy: A Biography, about her uncle, was published. Nayantara Pothen (30 January 2012). Glittering Decades: New Delhi in Love and War. Penguin Books Limited. ISBN 978-81-8475-601-2. She also was one of the eight writers of the book Common Heritage (1997), about India and Pakistan. In her last days, she completed an English translation of Mirat ul Uroos and an Urdu volume on Kahavat aur Mahavray. In 2005 her collection of women's sayings and idioms in Urdu, called Dilli ki khavatin ki kahavatain aur muhavare, was posthumously published  .

New Delhi in Love and War. by Nayantara Pothen. Published 2012 by Penguin, Viking in New Delhi. There's no description for this book yet. Includes bibliographical references (p. 236-260) and index.

Dr Nayantara Pothen is the Senior Strategy and Projects Officer in the Office of the Vice-Chancellor at the University of. .Her book on New Delhi social life in the 1930s and 1940s titled Glittering Decades: New Delhi in Love and War has been published by Penguin India in 2012.

Dr Nayantara Pothen is the Senior Strategy and Projects Officer in the Office of the Vice-Chancellor at the University of Western Sydney. She has been in this role since 2014.

Glittering Decades-New Delhi in Love & War: Penguin India, 268 pages . The Chaplain of New Delhi, invited to such a party, disapproved. Excerpted from Glittering Decades: New Delhi in Love & War by Nayantara Pothen.

Glittering Decades-New Delhi in Love & War: Penguin India, 268 pages, ₹ 499. Indeed, despite the protestations of many officials to the contrary, life in New Delhi was centred on activities of leisure and social pursuits. It wasn’t the jazz, liquor and lounging about that he objected to but the dangers of ‘bathing on full stomachs’ and the possibility of catching a chill.

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New Delhi was purpose-built to trumpet the supremacy of the British Raj and inaugurated in 1931. Instead it came to represent a fading imperial dream in the two decades that followed. In the heyday of the British Raj, strict social and racial hierarchies governed the social life of the city s ruling elites. And the frivolity of New Delhi s high society was kept in check by a faithful adherence to etiquette and protocol in everyday life. For example, the sixteen-button glove at a formal viceregal dinner party was of great importance as a means of maintaining the authority of the Raj. But the 1930s and 1940s were a period of transition. The political shifts associated with India s journey to self-government echoed in the social codes of conduct adopted by the Indian elites of New Delhi, and undermining the Raj s pomp became a legitimate means of challenging its authority. Closely examining the role of social ritual, interaction and behaviour in the shaping of the city and its elite groups, Glittering Decades tells the story of New Delhi and its privileged inhabitants between 1931 and 1952.