Narratives of the Environment of Delhi
An environmental perspective of Delhi’s past is difficult to come by. The reason appears to be that in the past environment was not an issue and the human footprint on the planet paled in front of awesome nature. The absence of environmental issues resulted in a corresponding absence of direct references to environmental issues or any form of dedicated environmental literature.
This exercise was initiated by the Natural Heritage Division of INTACH with a view to cull out natural characteristics of Delhi as referred to in archival material and as recalled by senior citizens of Delhi who have witnessed the loss and transformation of the natural character of Delhi as the city rushes headlong towards a steel and concrete modernity.