- territory in N India, including the cities of Delhi & New Delhi: 573 sq mi (1,483 sq km)
- city in this territory, on the Jumna River
A city of north-central India on the Yamuna River. Important since ancient times, the old city was rebuilt by Shah Jahan in the 1600s with high stone walls enclosing the Red Fort that contained the imperial Mughal palace. The new part of Delhi became the capital of British India in 1911 and of independent India in 1947.x
- National capital territory and old city in northern India in which the country’s capital New Delhi is located.
- 1627-1658), Mogul emperor of Delhi, the fifth of the dynasty.
- During the siege of Delhi another native, said to be an enemy of Bisharat Ali's, informed Hodson that he had turned rebel.
- In the reign of Akbar the chiefs of Bikanir were esteemed among the most loyal adherents of the Delhi empire, and in 1570 Akbar married a daughter of Kalyan Singh.
- Shah Jahan erected many splendid monuments, the most famous of which is the Taj Mahal at Agra, built as a tomb for his wife Mumtaz Mahal; while the Pearl Mosque at Agra and the palace and great mosque at Delhi also commemorate him.
- After 1707 it began to decline: the governors became independent: a powerful Mahratta confederacy arose in central India; Nadir Shah of Persia sacked Delhi; and Ahmed Shah made repeated invasions.